Warner Bros. Plotting Live-Action ‘Nightwing’ Movie With ‘Lego Batman Movie’

Director Chris McKay will helm a film based on the DC character Dick Grayson, best known as a member of the Batman family.  (THR)

Captain Fantastic’ Director Matt Ross Jumps To Big-Budget Sci-Fi Mystery ‘Tomorrow And Tomorrow’

Ross’ third feature will tell yet another story of recreating a society after tragedy, this time in post-apocalyptic Pittsburgh. (IW)

‘Flarsky': Comedy Teams Charlize Theron And Seth Rogen Team

Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron are teaming up for an original comedy project titled Flarsky. The script by Dan Sterling, will see Rogen play a down-on-his-luck journalist who, in an effort to overcome his personal depression, decides to win the heart of his childhood crush. (CS)

‘Three Dark Crowns’ Fantasy Novel To Get Movie Adaptation At Fox

Fox is developing a feature film based on Kendare Blake’s bestselling fantasy novel Three Dark Crowns, with Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps producing. (VAR)

Illumination COO Natalie Fischer Stepping Aside; Ex-Jim Henson Boss To Replace Her

Natalie Fischer, Illumination’s COO, will be stepping aside later this year to move into an advisor role.  Former Jim Henson Company president Peter Schube has been tapped to replace her. (DH)

Lea Michele To Star In ABC’s Mayoral Comedy Pilot — R.I.P. ‘Scream Queens’?

The Scream Queens actress has joined the network’s untitled comedy pilot about a struggling hip-hop artist who runs for mayor to promote his mixtape — and wins.  (TVL)

Dylan McDermott To Star In Fox Comedy Pilot ‘LA > Vegas’

The Practice alum has signed on to the Fox comedy pilot  LA > Vegas. The project, which is executive produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, follows a flight crew on their Friday night trip into Sin City and on their Sunday return flight to Los Angeles. (EW)

Jeffrey Nachmanoff To Helm Jackie Chan In Sony’s ‘Five Against A Bullet’

Sony Pictures has set Jeffrey Nachmanoff to direct Five Against A Bullet, the action thriller that is anchored by Jackie Chan. Matt Corman and Chris Ord are writing the latest draft. (DH)

Matthew Broderick To Bring His Cool, Collected Demeanor To FX’s ‘Katrina: American Crime Story’

Broderick will be joining the upcoming Murphyverse limited series Katrina: American Crime Story — the follow-up to the critically acclaimed The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. (VUL)

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