Ridley Scott And Danny Boyle Are Both Developing Projects About The Gettys, The Hot New Tragic Rich Family

Ridley Scott is planning to make a movie about the 1973 kidnapping of J. Paul Getty III, the then-teenage grandson of oil baron J. Paul Getty. Natalie Portman is in talks to play Gail Harris. (VUL)

‘20th Century Women’s Annette Bening Joins Dan Fogelman’s ‘Life, Itself’

Annette Bening is the latest to join the all-star cast that includes Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, Antonio Banderas, and Samuel L. Jackson. (SC)

Girl In The Spider’s Web’ Cast: Contenders Include Scarlett Johansson

The Girl In the Spider’s Web, the fourth novel and first by David Lagercrantz, will serve as source material for director Fede Álvarez’s film set for release is set for Oct. 5, 2018. (SR)

‘The Big Bang Theory’ Prequel Spinoff ‘Young Sheldon’ Ordered At CBS

CBS formally ordered to series Young Sheldon, a prequel spinoff centered on Sheldon Cooper’s awkward childhood in Texas. (TVL)

‘Trump: It Happened Here’: Tomorrow Studios Nabs Hot TV Series Project

Tomorrow Studios, Marty Adelstein’s co-venture with ITV Studios, has acquired the pilot and second episode scripts of Trump: It Happened Here — the dramatization of Trump’s rise to the White House from political reporter Scott Conroy and Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment. (DH)

Damien Chazelle Script ‘The Claim’ Picked Up By Oceanside Media

Oceanside Media has optioned The Claim, a mystery thriller penned by Academy Award-winning La La Land writer and director Damien Chazelle. The screenplay was a 2010 Black List script. (WRAP)

Jeff Daniels To Star As FBI Veteran In Hulu’s 9/11 Drama ‘The Looming Tower’

Jeff Daniels is set to star as the head of the FBI’s New York counter terrorism unit in the Hulu drama The Looming Tower. (VAR)

Common To Star In Revenge Thriller ‘Quick Draw’

Transformers franchise producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura is producing the movie for Content Media. (THR)

‘The OA’ Star Patrick Gibson Lands Lead Role In ‘The Darkest Minds’

Fox has nabbed Netflix’s The OA star Patrick Gibson to star in the upcoming YA sci-fi thriller, The Darkest Minds. (CB)

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