James Mangold, Taylor Sheridan Team For ‘Disorder,’ Sony/Escape Artists French Film Remake

Sony is fast tracking a remake of the 2015 French film Disorder, with helmer James Mangold attached as director after reading the script by Taylor Sheridan. Escape Artists partners Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch are producing. (DH)

Paramount Pictures Launches New Production Division Headed By Brian Robbins

Paramount is launching a Paramount Players Division with veteran producer and executive Brian Robbins in charge. (VAR)

Jennifer Connelly To Star In ‘Snowpiercer’ Series Adaptation At TNT

Jennifer Connelly has scored a seat alongside Hamilton‘s Daveed Diggs aboard Snowpiercer, TNT’s in-the-works series adaptation of the 2013 futuristic thriller. (TVL)

‘Baywatch’ Director Seth Gordon To Helm ‘Life in Rewind’ Adaptation

Middleton Media Group has tapped Gordon to helm their adaptation of Life in Rewind, based on the Terry Weible Murphy book Life in Rewind: The Story of a Young Courageous Man Who Persevered Over OCD and the Harvard Doctor Who Broke All the Rules to Help Him. Stephanie Shannon is set to pen the adaptation. (TB)

A24, DirecTV Take ‘Backstabbing For Beginners’ With Theo James, Ben Kingsley

A24 and DirecTV have scooped up distribution rights to Backstabbing for Beginners, starring Theo James and Ben Kingsley. The film also stars Jacqueline Bisset and is directed by Danish helmer Per Fly. (THR)

Cinemax Orders Bruce Lee-Inspired ‘Warrior’

Cinemax has given a ten-episode straight-to-series order to the 19th century crime drama Warrior inspired by an idea from Bruce Lee and produced by Perfect Storm Entertainment and Bruce Lee Entertainment. (DAR)

Nicolas Cage Starring In Action Thriller ‘Mandy

Panos Cosmatos is in the director’s chair for the movie, which will see Cage as Red Miller, broken and haunted after the love of his life is slaughtered by a crazed religious sect. (EMP)

Introducing Sofia Boutella, Your Newest Mummy

The Algerian actress, who plays the namesake character in the Tom Cruise remake of the Universal classic, is this season’s breakout action star. (VF)

Summer TV Preview: 20 New And Returning Dramas That You Need To Watch

IndieWire’s guide to Summer 2017 TV dramas includes two new projects inspired by Stephen King novels, plus the long awaited umbrella series Marvel’s The Defenders. (IW)

 

 

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