Sony Picks Up ‘/Reddoor’ Spec, Supernatural Thriller About Virtual App

Sony pre-empted the supernatural thriller spec /reddoor over the weekend for producers Barry Josephson, Liz Bassin and Jim Wedaa. (DH)

Annette Bening Joins FX’s ‘Katrina: American Crime Story’

FX has announced today that Golden Globe Award-winning actress Annette Bening has joined the cast of Katrina: American Crime Story, the second installment of the limited series from Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson. (CS)

‘Episodes’ Kathleen Rose Perkins Joins NBC Drama Pilot ‘Good Girls’

The Episodes actress is set to star in the NBC drama pilot, which hails from onetime Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal EP Jenna Bans. (TVL)

Sundance Breakout Timothee Chalamet Joining Steve Carell In ‘Beautiful Boy’

The Amazon Studios film reflects on meth addiction and recovery through the eyes of a father who watches his son as he struggles with the disease. (THR)

STX In Talks To Board Shailene Woodley Survival Tale ‘Adrift at Sea’

STX Entertainment is in final talks to board the survival story Adrift at Sea, with Shailene Woodley attached to star and Baltasar Kormákur directing. (VAR)

Paramount Pulls Brad Pitt’s ‘World War Z 2,’ ‘Friday The 13th’ Reboot From Schedule

Paramount Pictures has pulled two high profile projects from its release schedule, while dating the anticipated collaboration between Jennifer Lawrence and Darren Aronofsky. (WRAP)

M. Night Shyamalan Has Started Writing His Next Film, Which May Or May Not Be The Sequel To ‘Split’

It sounds like director M. Night Shyamalan is likely writing a sequel/spinoff of sorts for a character who appears late in the film. (VUL)

‘Supergirl,’ ’Big Bang Theory’ And More WB Shows Get The Lego Treatment To Honor ‘Lego Batman’ — See All The Billboards

Lego Batman will also appear in promos for The CW’s superhero shows, which will also feature Lego end cards. (IW)

Why Oh Why Do Any Movies Come Out Super Bowl Weekend?

The month of January has long been known as a dumping ground for the least appealing offerings on the studio slates, but that has changed somewhat of late. January is now something of a thriving marketplace and rather than an entire month dedicated to the box office graveyard, it’s now boiled down to one very specific weekend. (TB)

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