Weekend Box Office Wrap-up: March 19, 2017

Winning the top spot is Beauty and the Beast, the live-action remake of the animated classic widely regarded as one of Disney’s best efforts. The film brought in $170 million in its first three days, setting a new all-time March mark. (SR)

‘Fences’ Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell Paratroop For Paramount’s ‘Overlord’

Jovan Adepoa nd Wyatt Russell are headlining Bad Robot’s and Paramount Pictures’ period war pic Overlord written by Billy Ray and Mark Smith. The film is being directed Julius Avery. (DH)

Penelope Cruz To Star In ‘Versace: American Crime Story’

She’ll take on Donatella Versace’s role in FX’s Ryan Murphy anthology. (THR)

Mandalay Pictures To Set A ‘City On Fire’

Mandalay Pictures is set to produce a film based on Cory Miller’s script City on Fire. Jason Michael Berman and Alex Ott will produce. (DAR)

Scream Factory Just Acquired An Original Horror Film Starring Bill Moseley

Shout! has acquired worldwide rights to an untitled horror feature from writer/director Kevin Schulman, who wrote the script with his brother Nathaniel. It will be released by Scream Factory Films. (BD)

Rev Run Family Comedy Gets Pilot Presentation Order From ABC Studios

ABC Studios and Amblin TV are re-teaming to film a pilot presentation for the untitled comedy that would star Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons and his wife Justine Simmons. (BILL)

BBC America Doubles Up On ‘Top Gear’ With New U.S. Version

A previous stateside iteration of the venerable U.K. talker ran on History for six seasons. (THR)

William Shatner To Star In Romantic Comedy ‘Senior Moment’

Giorgio Serafini is directing from a screenplay by Kurt Brungardt and Christopher Momenee. Rene Sheridan and Gina G. Goff are producing. (VAR)

30 Under 30: Young Actors And Actresses Who Are Taking Over Hollywood

From John Boyega to Shailene Woodley, these young stars are making their mark on Hollywood. (WRAP)

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