Sony Update: New Candidate Emerges In Former Fox Exec Tony Vinciquerra

A new candidate for the Sony Pictures executive job is emerging in Tony Vinciquerra, a highly capable executive and the senior adviser for technology, media and telecom sectors at TPG Capital. (DH)

Amy Schumer Pulls Out Of ‘Barbie’ Movie

Actor blames scheduling conflicts for her withdrawal from film that has already been through a range of shake-ups. (GUAR)

Amy Pascal Wins Auction For Laura Dave Novel ‘Hello, Sunshine’

Amy Pascal is finalizing a deal for Hello, Sunshine, a novel by Laura Dave. The author will adapt it with her husband, Oscar-winning Spotlight scribe Josh Singer. (DH)

‘Me Before You’ Director In Talks To Tackle Disney’s ‘The One And Only Ivan’

Thea Sharrock, director of the tearjerker Me Before You, is in early talks to direct The One and Only Ivan, Disney’s adaptation of the Newbery Medal-winning book written by Katherine Applegate and illustrated by Patricia Castelao. (THR)

Jay Z, Weinstein Company To Make Trayvon Martin Film And Documentary Series

The indie label and the rap icon won a heated bidding war for the rights to two books — Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It and Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin. (VAR)

Sarah Wayne Callies, Kate Bosworth, Jason Ritter To Star In NatGeo Military Miniseries ‘The Long Road Home’

Kate Bosworth, Sarah Wayne Callies, Jason Ritter and Jeremy Sisto are among the actors who’ve signed on to The Long Road Home, an upcoming eight-episode event at the basic cabler. (TVL)

‘Peaky Blinders’ Season 4 Casts Adrien Brody

The regular main cast will be returning for Peaky Blinders season 4, in addition to a new face; Adrien Brody is announced as a new character for the fourth season. (SR)

Jake Gyllenhaal And Daniel Espinosa Board ‘The Anarchists Vs ISIS’

Ninestories’ Jake Gyllenhaal and Riva Marker, in association with Bold Films, have optioned Seth Harp’s Rolling Stone piece The Anarchists vs ISIS. Daniel Espinosa is set to direct the film adaptation. Gyllenhaal is expected to star. (CS)

 

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