‘Out of Africa’ Series Adaptation In The Works From ‘Harry Potter’ Producer

Oscar-winning director Susanne Bier would helm the series, which hails from NBC International Studios. (THR)

Kerry Washington To Star In Movie Drama ‘The Perfect Mother’

Kerry Washington is in final talks to star in and produce the movie drama The Perfect Mother for Sony’s TriStar division. The studio has preemptively acquired movie rights to Aimee Molloy’s debut novel. (VAR)

Paramount Buys Thriller Pitch ‘Gasp’ For Offspring

Paramount Pictures has acquired the thriller pitch Gasp for Jennifer Gibgot and Adam Shankman’s Offspring Entertainment. The script will be written by Mario Celaya, and American Horror Story‘s Jessica Sharzer will supervise the scribe and co-produce. (DH)

Lena Headey To Join Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Fighting With My Family’ For WWE Studios

Lena Headey has joined Fighting With My Family, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s wrestling film for WWE Studios and Film 4. (WRAP)

Nicolas Winding Refn To Develop Crime Series ‘Too Old To Die Young’ For Amazon

Nicolas Winding Refn is ready to make his first venture into American television. The Danish filmmaker is now set to reunite with Amazon on the crime series Too Old To Die Young. (IW)

HBO Orders Adam McKay’s Media Family Drama ‘Succession’ To Series

HBO has given a series order to Adam McKay’s Succession, which stars Brian Cox in the 10-episode drama series. (SF)

Netflix Renews ‘Love’ And ‘Travelers’, ‘Catastrophe’ Teaser And More

Love will remain in the air at Netflix. The streaming service has renewed the relationship comedy, which is executive-produced by Judd Apatow and stars Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust, for Season 3. (TVL)

Michael Caine And Ray Winstone Lined Up For Hatton Garden Heist Film

Working Title’s caper movie about the notorious robbery to also feature Michael Gambon and Jim Broadbent as the veteran criminals. (GUAR)

‘The Color Purple’s’ Cynthia Erivo Will Star In A Harriet Tubman Biopic

Erivo, who recently won a Tony for her work in The Color Purple, has signed on to play abolitionist Harriet Tubman in a new biopic titled Harriet, written by Gregory Allen Howard and directed by Seith Mann. (VUL)

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