Sony Pictures In World Rights Deal For Tom Hanks WWII Drama ‘Greyhound’

Sony Pictures is acquiring worldwide rights to Greyhound, a World War II drama that Tom Hanks scripted and will star in, with Aaron Schneider directing. (DH)

David Gordon Green and Danny McBride To Write/Direct New ‘Halloween’ Movie

David Gordon Green and Danny McBride will be writing and directing the new Halloween movie with John Carpenter serving as executive producer and consultant on the project. (SF)

John Pogue Set To Direct ‘Brodie’s Law: Project Jameson’ – Berlin

Writer-director John Pogue has signed on to helm a film version of popular UK graphic novel series Brodie’s Law: Project Jameson, created by David Bircham and Daley Osiyemi. (DH)

Berlin: Elle Fanning To Star In Max Minghella’s ‘Teen Spirit’

The film marks the directorial debut for the son of the late Academy Award-winning director Anthony Minghella. (THR)

CBS Buys Stake In Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment

CBS has bought a stake in producer Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment banner and will handle worldwide distribution of its TV series. (VAR)

Stranger Things’ Season 2 Lands ‘Finding Dory’ Director Andrew Stanton For 2 Episodes

Andrew Stanton is reportedly on board to helm a pair of episodes. Stanton, who was a fan of the series, actually contacted the show’s executive producer Shawn Levy to inquire about directing some episodes. (COLL)

Joel Edgerton, Jon Bernthal Team For ‘Stingray’

Joel Edgerton has signed on to star opposite Jon Bernthal in the rural dark crime thriller Stingray at Unified Pictures. (DAR)

Kevin Smith Is Working On A New ‘Jay And Silent Bob’ Movie

Kevin Smith is working on a new Jay and Silent Bob movie called Jay and Silent Bob Reboot. (VUL)

Meet The Oscar Underdog Up Against ‘Star Trek’ And ‘Suicide Squad’

A Man Called Ove had only about $20,000 to spend on hair and makeup—but that was enough to get it an Oscar nod. (VF)

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