Mel Gibson Confirms He Is In Talks With WB To Direct ‘Suicide Squad 2′

WB is in “early talks” with the controversial director about directing Suicide Squad 2. Later, while attending a screening of his Oscar-nominated film Hacksaw Ridge, Gibson confirmed the report. (CB)

‘Trump: It Happened Here’ Pilot – The Hottest Read In Hollywood?

The pilot and second-episode scripts for an eight- to 10-part limited series about the behind (and in front of) the scenes machinations of the Donald Trump campaign is making the rounds in Hollywood, and Deadline got their hands on the hot read. (DH)

Tom Brady Book, Movie In the Works From Oscar Nominated ‘The Fighter’ Writers

Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson are combining forces with New York Times bestselling author Casey Sherman to tell the historic story New England Patriots’ quarterback. (WRAP)

‘Fist Fight’ Director To Helm New Line’s Action Comedy ‘Partners’

Richie Keen will direct the film about an LAPD detective who learns that a beautiful woman from a one-night stand is actually his new boss on a high-profile case. (THR)

‘The Big Bang Theory’ Eyes Huge Two-Season Renewal Deal At CBS

CBS is close to renewing The Big Bang Theory for Seasons 11 and 12. In fact, executive producer Bill Prady confirms on his Facebook page that the deal is “actually done.” (TVL)

Amblin Scores Female ‘John Wick’ Film ‘Ruthless’

Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment has picked up Into the Storm scribe John Swetnam’s script Ruthless to be directed by Brad Peyton. (DAR)

Jared Leto To Direct Patty Hearst Crime Thriller ’77’

The Academy Award-winning actor will make his feature-length scripted directorial debut with Paramount and Wolf Films’ 77. (EW)

Universal Lands ‘City Of Saints & Thieves’; Will Packer, Kerry Washington Produce

Universal Pictures has optioned City Of Saints & Thieves, the bestselling debut novel by Natalie C. Anderson. Will Packer’s Will Packer Productions and Kerry Washington’s Simpson Street production company are in negotiations to produce. (DH)

Buddhist Movie ‘Becoming Who I Was’ Picked Up By Bond/360

Marc Schiller’s Bond/360 has acquired the exclusive U.S. and Canadian rights to Chang-Yong Moon’s Buddhist documentary film Becoming Who I Was. (VAR)

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