Plan B On The Move; Is Annapurna New Home For Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner?

Plan B is getting ready to move to a new home; from New Regency to Annapurna since the Regency pact expired in January. (DH)

‘Pirates 5’ Helmer Joachim Rønning To Direct Michael Crichton’s Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Micro’

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales co-director Joachim Rønning is in talks to helm an adaptation of Micro. The book comes from an unfinished manuscript that was found on Crichton’s computer after his death in 2008. (COLL)

Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Jungle Cruise’ Is A Go At Disney

The Rock will star and also produce the adventure project with Dany Garcia, the co-CEO of the duo’s Seven Bucks Entertainment banner. (THR)

Jay Z, Weinstein Company’s Trayvon Martin Docu-Series Lands At Paramount Network

Shawn “Jay Z” Carter and The Weinstein Company’s planned docu-series on the killing of Trayvon Martin will air on the Paramount Network. (VAR)

Writers Guild Pledges To Go On Strike May 2 If No Deal Is Reached

The Writers Guild of America has pledged to go on strike on May 2 if it doesn’t reach a deal with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. The Guild made the announcement via a letter sent to media buyers. (IW)

American Horror Story': Billie Lourd To Star In Election-Themed Season 7

Scream Queens‘ Billie Lourd will star in the upcoming Season 7 of FX’s horror anthology. (TVL)

Hugh Hefner Movie Once Again Front And Center (Fold); RatPac Options Playboy Founder’s Rights

RatPac Entertainment has optioned the life rights to Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner, and Brett Ratner will spearhead the development of a feature film. (DH)

In Between Blockbusters, Big Directors Are Making The Same Small Movie

Top-tier helmers who are feeling a little burnt out on big-budget spectacles might want to sneak in a smaller movie here and there just to get back to basics. (VUL)

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