‘Jungle Book,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ Dominate Visual Effects Society Awards

Disney’s The Jungle Book took home major honors at the 15th Annual Visual Effects Society Awards at the Beverly Hilton. (VAR)

Nicole Kidman To Produce & Possibly Star In ‘The Expatriates’ TV Series Adaptation

Nicole Kidman and her Blossom Films have optioned Janice Y.K Lee’s bestselling novel The Expatriates to be adapted as a television series. Screenwriter Alice Bell is attached to pen the adaptation. (DH)

Richard Armitage Added To Julie Delpy’s ‘My Zoe’

Richard Armitage has been added to the cast for Julie Delpy’s sixth film as a director, My Zoe. (EMP)

Mia Wasikowska, Christopher Abbott Starring In Thriller ‘Piercing’

Mia Wasikowska and Christopher Abbott have wrapped production on Nicolas Pesce’s psychological thriller Piercing. (VAR)

‘How I Met Your Mother’ Creators Score Second CBS Pilot Order

How I Met Your Mother creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas are back at CBS with their second pilot order of the season. (THR)

WWE Studios Developing Remake Of Norwegian Slasher ‘Cold Prey’

WWE Studios has acquired the remake rights to Cold Prey, and they’ve also sealed a deal for an option to purchase a screenplay currently being penned by Casey La Scala. (BD)

Weinstein Co.’s Ballerina Animated Pic ‘Leap!’ Jumps To April

Weinstein Co.’s animated feature Leap! is hopping from March 3 to April 21, which is the weekend after Easter. (DH)

How The Sundance Entry “Fun Mom Dinner” Became A Movie

Before it was a Netflix-bound Sundance film, Fun Mom Dinner was a screenplay. And before that, it was just a gleam in Julie Rudd’s eye. (FCC)

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