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Chris Colfer to Star in Sci-Fi TV Drama 'Indigo' (Exclusive)
Sonar Entertainment will produce the drama, which the 'Glee' grad will create and direct.

Chris Colfer is plotting his return to TV.

The Golden Globe-winning Glee grad is teaming with Sonar Entertainment to develop sci-fi drama Indigo, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The drama, which Colfer created as a starring vehicle for himself, explores the mysterious world of Indigo children — those who are misdiagnosed but wildly believed to possess extraordinary paranormal abilities — and the dark forces working to exploit their powers.

Colfer will pen the script for the potential pilot and is expected to direct it as well. Keith Quinn and Colfer’s manager Rob Weisbach also exec produce alongside the actor.

A network is not yet attached but the plan at the moment is to shop the project to broadcast, cable, premium and streaming services.

For Colfer, Indigo would mark his return to series regular television following his six-season run as Kurt Hummel on Fox’s Ryan Murphy/Brad Falchuk/Ian Brennan phenomenon Glee.

In the years since Glee wrapped, Emmy-nominee Colfer — who also penned a season five episode of the Fox musical — has remained busy as an author. His New York Times best-selling children’s series The Land of Stories has been translated into 20 languages. The book was adapted into a film, which Colfer wrote, starred in and produced. He previously had a deal with Disney Channel to adapt The Little Leftover Witch for the small screen.

For Sonar, meanwhile, the independent studio has multiple TV series in the works including season two of MTV’s The Shannara Chronicles, AMC’s Pierce Brosnan drama The Son, David E. Kelley’s adaptation of Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes for the Audience Network; and also serves as a distributor on FX’s Tom Hardy vehicle Taboo, among others.

Colfer is repped by ICM Partners, Rob Weisbach Creative Management and Myman Greenspan.

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Samuel L. Jackson Joins Sebastian Stan in 'The Last Full Measure'
Christopher Plummer, William Hurt and Bradley Whitford also star.

It’s an Avengers reunion: Samuel L. Jackson has signed on to join Sebastian Stan in The Last Full Measure.

Christopher Plummer, William Hurt, Bradley Whitford, Michael Imperioli and Linus Roache also star in the film from Todd Robinson (White Squall, Lonely Hearts).

Based on the true story of a present-day cover-up investigation, The Last Full Measure follows young Pentagon investigator Scott Huffman (Stan) as he battles the political machine in Washington. He reluctantly teams with veterans of Operation Abilene to convince Congress to award the Medal of Honor to a courageous Air Force medic, William Pitsenbarger, who is seen saving the lives of more than 60 Marines who were ambushed in one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War. As the battle waged on, and after the last helicopter left, he continued to save lives until his own was sacrificed.

Foresight Unlimited is handling international sales and producing in association with Provocator and SSS Entertainment. Timothy Scott Bogart, Mark Damon, Lauren Selig, Julian Adams, Nicholas Cafritz, Robert Reed Peterson and Shaun Sanghani are producing, with Tamara Birkemoe, Jenna Sanz-Agero and Sidney Sherman executive producing. Pen Densham and John Watson are co-executive producers.

Principal photography is set to begin later this month in Atlanta and Costa Rica.

“When I read Todd Robinson’s exceptionally moving script and heard the real-life interviews of the many men whom William Pitsenbarger saved, I felt this could be a great film. With the award-winning cast that has been assembled, I am now sure of it,” said Foresight Unlimited’s Mark Damon.

Stan is currently in production on Avengers: Infinity War for Marvel Studios/Disney and I, Tonya starring Margot Robbie, and has wrapped work on Steven Soderbergh’s Logan Lucky. He is repped by ICM Partners and Brookside Artist Management.

Jackson will soon be seen in Legendary’s Kong: Skull Island, which Warner Bros. is releasing on Friday, and The Hitman’s Bodyguard for Lionsgate in August. He recently wrapped Brie Larson’s directorial debut Unicorn Store. Jackson is repped by ICM Partners and Anonymous Content.

Plummer can next be seen in The Exception for A24 and The Man Who Invented Christmas for Bleecker Street in December. Hurt can currently be seen on the Amazon series Goliath opposite Billy Bob Thornton and will next be seen in Live Like Line opposite Helen Hunt. Whitford is in postproduction on Unicorn Store and Three Christs starring Richard Gere; he previously starred in HBO’s All the Way and can currently be seen in the Universal hit Get Out. Imperioli most recently starred on Fox’s Lucifer, and Roache on History’s Vikings and in Netflix’s Barry.

Samuel L. Jackson Joins Sebastian Stan in 'The Last Full Measure'

Christopher Plummer, William Hurt and Bradley Whitford also star.

It’s an Avengers reunion: Samuel L. Jackson has signed on to join Sebastian Stan in The Last Full Measure.

Christopher Plummer, William Hurt, Bradley Whitford, Michael Imperioli and Linus Roache also star in the film from Todd Robinson (White Squall, Lonely Hearts).

Based on the true story of a present-day cover-up investigation, The Last Full Measure follows young Pentagon investigator Scott Huffman (Stan) as he battles the political machine in Washington. He reluctantly teams with veterans of Operation Abilene to convince Congress to award the Medal of Honor to a courageous Air Force medic, William Pitsenbarger, who is seen saving the lives of more than 60 Marines who were ambushed in one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War. As the battle waged on, and after the last helicopter left, he continued to save lives until his own was sacrificed.

Foresight Unlimited is handling international sales and producing in association with Provocator and SSS Entertainment. Timothy Scott Bogart, Mark Damon, Lauren Selig, Julian Adams, Nicholas Cafritz, Robert Reed Peterson and Shaun Sanghani are producing, with Tamara Birkemoe, Jenna Sanz-Agero and Sidney Sherman executive producing. Pen Densham and John Watson are co-executive producers.

Principal photography is set to begin later this month in Atlanta and Costa Rica.

“When I read Todd Robinson’s exceptionally moving script and heard the real-life interviews of the many men whom William Pitsenbarger saved, I felt this could be a great film. With the award-winning cast that has been assembled, I am now sure of it,” said Foresight Unlimited’s Mark Damon.

Stan is currently in production on Avengers: Infinity War for Marvel Studios/Disney and I, Tonyastarring Margot Robbie, and has wrapped work on Steven Soderbergh’s Logan Lucky. He is repped by ICM Partners and Brookside Artist Management.

Jackson will soon be seen in Legendary’s Kong: Skull Island, which Warner Bros. is releasing on Friday, and The Hitman’s Bodyguard for Lionsgate in August. He recently wrapped Brie Larson’s directorial debut Unicorn Store. Jackson is repped by ICM Partners and Anonymous Content.

Plummer can next be seen in The Exception for A24 and The Man Who Invented Christmas for Bleecker Street in December. Hurt can currently be seen on the Amazon series Goliath opposite Billy Bob Thornton and will next be seen in Live Like Line opposite Helen Hunt. Whitford is in postproduction on Unicorn Store and Three Christs starring Richard Gere; he previously starred in HBO’s All the Way and can currently be seen in the Universal hit Get Out. Imperioli most recently starred on Fox’s Lucifer, and Roache on History’s Vikings and in Netflix’s Barry.

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Once a CBS drama star, always a CBS drama star. Jim Caviezel, who headlined the network’s long-running procedural Person of Interest, has been tapped to lead the cast of its untitled Navy SEAL drama pilot from former Justified executive producers Ben Cavell, Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly and Shameless executive producer Chris Chulack.

Written by Cavell and directed by Chulack, the project follows the lives of the elite Navy SEALs as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous, high-stakes missions our country can ask. Caviezel will play Jason, the respected, committed leader of his assault team who’s been through more than a dozen deployments.

The Caviezel-toplined Person of Interest ended its five-season run on CBS last spring. The network loves bringing some of its most recognizable drama stars back into the fold. CBS’ S.W.A.T. pilot is headlined by Criminal Minds alum Shemar Moore; the network’s pilot Mission Control is headlined by Poppy Montgomery, who previously starred on CBS’ Without a Trace and Unforgettable; and pilot Instinct‘s leading man is The Good Wife‘s Alan Cumming. Additionally, Gary Sinise, who was the lead of CSI: NY, now tops another CBS procedural spinoff series, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, and NCIS’ Michael Weatherly is the star of freshman Bull.

In the Navy SEAL pilot, Caviezel joins another actor from a long-running CBS procedural: former CSI: NY co-star A.J. Buckley. Also previously cast in the project are Max Thieriot, Neil Brown Jr. and Toni Trucks.

Caviezel next stars in The Ballad of Lefty Brown, which just premiered at the South by Southwest Film Festival. He is repped by ICM Partners and attorney Frank Stewart.

❤️Jim Caviezel. Source: deadline.com

Regina King Inks Production Deal With ABC Studios

Emmy-winning American Crime co-star Regina King has signed a two-year deal with the studio behind the acclaimed John Ridley limited series, ABC Studios, for her production company Royal Ties. King’s sister, Reina King, will serve as development executive as the two develop and produce new projects.

King won two back-to-back best supporting actress in a limited series Emmy awards for the first two seasons of ABC’s American Crime. She is back for the franchise’s upcoming third installment, slated to air in midseason. Additionally, she recently signed on to star the upcoming Netflix crime drama series Seven Seconds, from The Killing creator Veena Sud and Fox 21 TV Studios.

In addition to acting, King has been producing as well as directing episodic television. She recently helmed episodes of ABC’s Scandal and The Catch, TNT’s Animal Kingdom, OWN’s Greenleaf and Fox’s Pitch. King is repped by ICM Partners and John Carrabino Management an Del Shaw.

Source: Deadline

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Sabastian Stan To Play Jeff Gillooly In ‘I, Tonya’
By Patrick Hipes

EXCLUSIVE:  Sebastian Stan is going from Winter Soldier to another icy role. The Marvel Universe regular who will reprise in Avengers: Infinity War has been cast as Tonya Harding’s husband Jeff Gillooly in I, Tonya, the edgy comedy film being directed by Craig Gillespie that stars Margot Robbie as Harding. The project, penned by Steven Rogers, will expose the absurd, tragic and hilarious story-behind-the-story of one of sports’ most infamous scandals.

The project, is ramping up now after Miramax secured U.S. distribution rights yesterday to the film about former U.S. figure-skating champ Harding, who fell into disgrace after she and Gillooly plotted to attack rival Nancy Kerrigan right before the 1994 U.S. Championships in Detroit. Production gets underway in January.

Gillooly became a public figure in the subsequent investigation and trial, at which it was revealed he and Harding’s bodyguard Shawn Eckhardt hired Shane Stant to break Kerrigan’s leg so she couldn’t compete in the upcoming Winter Olympics in Lillehammer. Harding was eventually banned for life from the sport after both she and Gillooly reached plea deals; Gillooly was sentenced to two years in prison for racketeering, with the judge determining he was the “driving force” in the plot.

Kerrigan had to withdraw from the U.S. championships after the attack but she and Harding made the Olympic team. Their every move was caught on camera during the Lillehammer Games; Kerrigan won silver and Harding finished eighth.

Clubhouse Pictures’ Bryan Unkeless, LuckyChap’s Robbie and Tom Ackerly, and Rogers are producing the pic, while AI’s Len Blavatnik and Aviv Giladi are exec producers. Rosanne Korenberg is overseeing the film for Miramax, and Sierra/Affinity is selling offshore.

Stan recently shot Stephen Soderberg’s NASCAR-set heist pic Logan Lucky, We Have Always Lived In A Castle opposite Alexandra Daddario, and I’m Not There. He reprises as Winter Soldier, aka Bucky Barnes, in Avengers: Infinity War which comes out in May 2018.

He is repped by ICM Partners, Brookside Artists Management and Sloane, Offer.

Sebastian Stan To Play Jeff Gillooly In ‘I, Tonya’

EXCLUSIVE:  Sebastian Stan is going from Winter Soldier to another icy role. The Marvel Universe regular who will reprise in Avengers: Infinity War has been cast as Tonya Harding’s husband Jeff Gillooly in I, Tonya, the edgy comedy film being directed by Craig Gillespie that stars Margot Robbie as Harding. The project, penned by Steven Rogers, will expose the absurd, tragic and hilarious story-behind-the-story of one of sports’ most infamous scandals.

The project, is ramping up now after Miramax secured U.S. distribution rights yesterday to the film about former U.S. figure-skating champ Harding, who fell into disgrace after she and Gillooly plotted to attack rival Nancy Kerrigan right before the 1994 U.S. Championships in Detroit. Production gets underway in January.

Gillooly became a public figure in the subsequent investigation and trial, at which it was revealed he and Harding’s bodyguard Shawn Eckhardt hired Shane Stant to break Kerrigan’s leg so she couldn’t compete in the upcoming Winter Olympics in Lillehammer. Harding was eventually banned for life from the sport after both she and Gillooly reached plea deals; Gillooly was sentenced to two years in prison for racketeering, with the judge determining he was the “driving force” in the plot.

Kerrigan had to withdraw from the U.S. championships after the attack but she and Harding made the Olympic team. Their every move was caught on camera during the Lillehammer Games; Kerrigan won silver and Harding finished eighth.

Clubhouse Pictures’ Bryan Unkeless, LuckyChap’s Robbie and Tom Ackerly, and Rogers are producing the pic, while AI’s Len Blavatnik and Aviv Giladi are exec producers. Rosanne Korenberg is overseeing the film for Miramax, and Sierra/Affinity is selling offshore.

Stan recently shot Stephen Soderberg’s NASCAR-set heist pic Logan Lucky, We Have Always Lived In A Castle opposite Alexandra Daddario, and I’m Not There. He reprises as Winter Soldier, aka Bucky Barnes, in Avengers: Infinity War which comes out in May 2018.

He is repped by ICM Partners, Brookside Artists Management and Sloane, Offer.

Source: Deadline.com

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The Orchard Acquires Bel Powley Movie ‘Carrie Pilby’

The Orchard has acquired North American rights to Carrie Pilby, the Susan Johnson-helmed comedy that stars Bel Powley and bowed at the Toronto Film Festival. The Orchard plans an early 2017 release. Radiant Films International is repping foreign rights this week at the American Film Market.

Based on Caren Lissner’s bestselling book and adapted by Kara Holden, Powley stars as a genius who graduated Harvard at 18. Convinced that the world is populated by oversexed hypocrites, she has a hard time making sense of life as it relates to morality, relationships, sex and leaving her apartment. In an effort to coax Carrie out of her shell, her psychiatrist (Nathan Lane) makes a deceptively simple checklist of goals for her to achieve between Thanksgiving and year’s end. Each goal brings Carrie closer to the understanding that humans, like books, can’t be judged by their covers. Gabriel Byrne, Vanessa Bayer, Colin O’Donoghue, William Moseley and Jason Ritter star.

Suzanne Farwell, Johnson, Susan Cartsonis, Brent Emery and Lisa Wolofsky produced. The Orchard’s Danielle DiGiacomo negotiated with with ICM Partners and UTA Independent Film Group on behalf of the filmmakers.

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Sebastian Stan Joins Margot Robbie in Tonya Harding Biopic
By Justin Kroll

“Captain America: Civil War” actor Sebastian Stan has joined the cast of the Tonya Harding biopic “I, Tonya” starring Margot Robbie as the figure skater.

Miramax recently landed the rights to distribute the film. Craig Gillespie is directing. Robbie, who broke out in “Suicide Squad” this summer, will also produce along with Tom Ackerley through their Lucky Chap production company with Bryan Unkeless and Steven Rogers, who also wrote the screenplay.

Len Blavatnik and Aviv Giladi will executive produce for AI Film, which is financing the project. AI came on to the project in October.

Stan will play Jeff Gillooly, the estranged husband of Harding, who helped plot the attack on rival figure skater Nancy Kerrigan. Gillooly later revealed he and Harding’s bodyguard Shawn Eckhardt hired Shane Stant to break Kerrigan’s leg so she couldn’t compete in the upcoming 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer.

Besides reprising his role as the Winter Soldier in “Captain America: Civil War,” Stan also has the Steven Soderbergh heist movie “Logan Lucky” coming out next year.

Stan is repped by ICM Partners and Brookside Artist Management. Deadline Hollywood first reported the news.

Top Ballerina Misty Copeland To Produce Dance Drama For Fox Inspired By Her Life

Misty Copeland, who broke barriers and defied convention to emerge as a ballet superstar, has teamed with rising writer Tracy Oliver for a drama set in the world of dance. The untitled project, which has been set up at Foxthrough 20th Century Fox TV, is partially based on Copeland’s life story. It follows a young, hip, diverse group of aspiring dancers as they fiercely compete for places in the American Ballet Theatre company.


Copeland’s improbable rise has captivated media attention. She went from living in a motel room with her mother and siblings and only starting ballet classes at age 13 to this year becoming the first African-American principal dancer at the prestigious American Ballet Theatre, despite not having what is considered a standard ballerina body. Copeland addressed her struggles with adversity and rejection in her 2014 Under Armor commercial, which went viral and made her a pop culture icon, and in her autobiography Life In Motion, which was optioned by New Line.

Oliver became fascinated by Copeland and her story after reading an article about the dancer two years ago. Oliver has a performing arts background — she studied music, dance, and theatre from elementary school through college at Stanford — and already had been interested in developing something in the performing arts space. She immediately knew she wanted to collaborate with Copeland in some way and, thought it was clearly a long shot, she cold-called and pitched herself and the idea of doing a TV project together to Copeland and her manager Gilda Squire. Oliver was over the moon when Copeland agreed to develop a dance show with her right then on the phone.

Oliver and Copeland will executive produce the Fox drama with Principato Young’s Brian Dobbins, Peter Principato and Paul Young.
Oliver, who first got notice with The Misadventures Of Awkward Black Girl web series, which she co-wrote and executive produced, was a writer on ABC comedyNeighbors and recently staffed on Starz’s Survivor’s Remorse for the first two seasons. It’s been a big year for Oliver who landed two features — Barbershop 3 and an untitled Girls’ Trip movie at Universal, which she is co-writing with Kenya Barris — and has sold two TV projects, the Copeland drama and romantic comedy Ordinary People, which has a put pilot commitment at ABC. Loosely based on John Legend and Chrissy Teigen’s relationship, the music-flavored project is written/executive produced by Oliver and executive produced by Legend, Teigen and Barris. Oliver is repped by ICM Partners, PYE and Kim Stenton. Copeland is repped by Paradigm.

In addition to the slew of popular dancing reality shows, there have been a couple of ballet-themed scripted series over the past few years, most notably ABC Family dramedy Bunheads and Starz’s upcoming dark limited drama series Flesh And Bone.

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Christina Hendricks, Gillian Anderson Join Max Irons & Glenn Close For Agatha Christie’s ‘Crooked House’
EXCLUSIVE: Agatha Christie is finally headed back to the big screen. Christina Hendricks, Gillian Anderson, Stefanie Martini, Terence Stamp and Honor Kneafsey are joining Max Irons and Glenn Close …
By Diana Lodderhose

Christina Hendricks, Gillian Anderson, Stefanie Martini, Terence Stamp and Honor Kneafsey are joining Max Irons and Glenn Close to star in an upcoming adaptation of Christie’s whodunit Crooked House, which has started shooting in and around London.

Gilles Paquet-Brenner (Sarah’s Key) will direct the ensemble cast from a script written by Downton Abbey and Gosford Park writer Julian Fellowes, Tim Rose Price and Brenner. Joe Abrams at Brilliant Films, James Spring at Fred Films and Sally Wood produce.

Crooked House, one of the few of Christie’s books that hasn’t been adapted for the screen until now, has been in development for a while and been a major passion project for Abrams, Wood and Spring, who have steered the project to realization. The story follows private detective Charles Hayward who is invited to solve a gruesome crime where nobody is above suspicion, including Sophia, his client and former lover.

“Some years back we went through really everything that was available in terms of Agatha Christie and this book really jumped out for a number of reasons,” Abrams told Deadline. “It’s a stand-alone – so it’s not a Marple or Poirot mystery – and there is a freshness to it. It won’t necessarily go with a familiar pattern. It’s driven by a young detective and an even younger ingénue who he’s had a past with and who’s either a suspect or the next victim. That’s what’s driving it.”

The project is fully-financed by Hindsight/Prescience with Metro International handling worldwide sales. Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions have pre-bought the title in North America, Latin America, South Africa and Eastern Europe. Metro have also pre-sold German speaking European territories to Tele Munchen’s distribution arm Concorde, Spain to Dea Planeta, Portugal to Lusomundo, Israel to Shoval and airlines to Cinesky.

Irons is repped by Tavistock Wood and UTA and Close is repped by CAA. Hendricks is repped by ICM Partners, LINK, Hirsh Wallerstein Hayum Matlof and Fishman and Independent Talent. Anderson is repped by Independent Talent, CAA and Untitled Entertainment.

Stamp is repped by United Agents and Untitled; Martini is repped by Troikal and Kneafsey is repped by A&J Management, ICM Partners and Osbrink.

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'Captain America' Actor Sebastian Stan to Star in Thriller 'We Have Always Lived in the Castle' (Exclusive)
Michael Douglas is one of the producers of the adaptation.

Sebastian Stan, best known for playing the Winter Soldier in Marvel’s Captain Americamovies, is starring in We Have Always Lived in the Castle, an adaptation of the 1962 story by Shirley Jackson.

Michael Douglas is producing the creepy thriller with Jared Goldman, Robert Mitas, and Robert Halmi Jr. while Stacie Passon is in the director’s seat.

One of the better known stories by Jackson, a 20th century horror writer best known for her novel The Haunting of Hill House, the plot centers on an isolated family, which has already lost four members to poisoning, that uses rituals and talismans to keep itself away from hostile townspeople. Into this scenario arrives a distant cousin, intent on maliciously securing the family’s fortune, and whose arrival sets in motion the uncovering of family secrets.

Stan will play the cousin, Charles Blackwood. Passon wrote the adaptation with Mark Kruger.

The feature, which is to begin shooting in Dublin, Ireland this month, will be a Further Films in association with Great Point Media presentation. This is the first time the story is being adapted for the screen. It was previously translated into a play as well as a musical.

Stan is coming off of Captain America: Civil War, one of the year’s more acclaimed movies that has grossed over $1.1 billion worldwide. The actor, who recently wrapped the indie I’m Not Here with Maika Monroe and J.K. Simmons, will shoot Avengers: Infinity War early next year.

Stan is repped by ICM Partners and Brookside Artists Management.

Beyonce Signs With CAA’s Music Department 

Beyonce has moved her touring business from ICM Partners to CAA, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The superstar would be an instant signature client for any agency, and her partial departure is a blow for ICM, whose music department is one of its strengths. Her 2014 On the Run stadium tour with husband Jay Z grossed more than $100 million in ticket sales over 19 North American dates.

Beyonce initially came to ICM in 2006 from – ironically – CAA, when she followed her longtime motion picture talent agent Andrea Nelson Meigs.

She will remain with ICM Partners for acting.

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EXCLUSIVE: Nicole Beharie, one of the main stars of Fox’s Sleepy Hollow who was surprisingly killed off in this season’s finale two weeks ago, has just been set to star opposite Michael Ealy and Jesse Williams in the re-imagining of the 1990 thriller Jacob’s Ladder for director David M. Rosenthal.

Beharie made her film debut in the film American Violet and also played Jackie Robinson’s wife opposite Chadwick Boseman in the critically acclaimed film 42, but it was her role in Sleepy Hollow and the controversial death of her character that has thrown her into the forefront.

Jacob’s Ladder is being done by LD Entertainment from a script by Jeff Buhler and Sarah Thorp. Mickey Liddell, Pete Shilaimon and Jennifer Monroe at LD Entertainment will produce alongside Alison Rosenzweig and Michael Gaeta of Gaeta/Rosenzweig Films (Fright Night).

Will Packer will also produce via his Will Packer Productions banner, and WPP’s James F. Lopez will be executive producer.

The project is expected before the cameras next month. Beharie is repped by ICM Partners, Primary Wave and Hansen Jacobson.

Dane DeHaan to Star in Indie Drama ‘Two Lovers and a Bear’ with Tatiana Maslany

“War Witch” filmmaker Kim Nguyen will direct the indie movie for Max Films

Dane DeHaan (“Chronicle”) and Tatiana Maslany (“Orphan Black”) are attached to star in the indie drama “Two Lovers and a Bear,” multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap.

Kim Nguyen (“War Witch”) is directing the movie, which is a Canadian co-production that features the involvement of Montreal-based company Max Films. Production is scheduled to begin in mid-March as soon as Maslany wraps “Orphan Black.”

Set in a small town near the North Pole where roads lead to nowhere, the story follows Roman (DeHaan) and Lucy (Maslany), two burning souls who come together to make a leap for life and inner peace.

Maslany will be busy shooting “Orphan Black” through the beginning of March. She recently dropped out of Neil LaBute‘s upcoming play “The Way We Get By,” citing a scheduling conflict with an upcoming film. “Two Lovers and a Bear” is that project, though Maslany is also a finalist for Gareth Edwards’ “Star Wars” spinoff along with Felicity Jones. She next stars alongside Ryan Reynolds in Simon Curtis’ drama “Woman in Gold.”

Maslany is represented by ICM Partners, Magnolia Entertainment and The Characters Talent Agency in Canada.

DeHaan next stars as James Dean opposite Robert Pattinson in Anton Corbijn’s “Life,” and he’ll soon be seen in Justin Chadwick’s romantic drama “Tulip Fever.” He’s represented by CAA and MGMT Entertainment.

Represented by CAA, Nguyen previously directed the critically-acclaimed drama “War Witch,” which earned her an Independent Spirit Award nomination as well as an award at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival.

Source: The Wrap

‘Hunger Games’ Star Josh Hutcherson Exits ICM Partners

The actor felt it was time for a change, according to sources

“The Hunger Games” star Josh Hutcherson has parted ways with ICM Partners and his longtime agent Carter Cohn, TheWrap has learned.

Hutcherson exited the agency amicably this week and plans to take meetings next month with CAA, WME and UTA, an individual familiar with the situation told TheWrap. Hutcherson and Cohn had a “great working relationship” according to sources, who added that the actor simply felt “it was time for a change.”

Hutcherson is set to reprise his role as Peeta Mellark in Lionsgate’s two-part franchise finale “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay,” though his lucrative deals for those sequels were made by ICM Partners.

The agency also negotiated a starring role for the young actor in the indie “Paradise Lost,” which co-stars Benicio del Toro as drug kingpin Pablo Escobar.

“The Hunger Games” isn’t Hutchson’s only franchise, as he also stars alongside Dwayne Johnson in New Line’s “Journey” movies.

Hutcherson was a child actor whose breakout turn as Laser in “The Kids Are All Right” helped propel him to stardom.

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'Agent Carter' Enlists 'Nikita's' Lyndsy Fonseca

ABC’s Agent Carter continues to hit the casting out of the park. The midseason “bridge” show has enlisted Nikita favorite Lyndsy Fonseca, Marvel announced on Friday.

Based on the one-shot on the Iron Man 3 DVD, the drama, from showrunners Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas (Resurrection), stars Hayley Atwell and takes place a year after the events of Captain America: The First Avenger. It follows Steve Rogers’ (Chris Evans) girlfriend Agent Carter (Atwell) as she builds her career as a secret agent while the hero is frozen in ice. 

Fonseca will recur and play Angie Martinelli, an aspiring actress who befriends Peggy (Atwell). The role marks the latest post-Nikita part for Fonseca, who in September was tapped to co-star in Amazon’s comedy pilot Down Dog.

In Agent Carter, she joins a cast that includes Dominic Cooper, who will reprise his role as Howard Stark, as well as Chad Michael Murray, Enver Gjokaj, James D'Arcy and Shea Whigham. From ABC Studios and Marvel Television, Agent Carter will fill the gap between the first and second half of Agents of SHIELD’s sophomore run during the winter. A formal premiere date has not yet been determined.

Fonseca, whose credits include How I Met Your Mother, Desperate Housewives and feature Kick-Ass 2, is repped by ICM Partners, Management 360 and Morris Yorn.

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‘Sleepy Hollow’ Star Nicole Beharie Finds New Life In ‘Jacob’s Ladder’

Nicole Beharie, one of the main stars of Fox’s Sleepy Hollow who was surprisingly killed off in this season’s finale two weeks ago, has just been set to star opposite Michael Ealy and Jessie Williams in the re-imagining of the 1990 thriller Jacob’s Ladder for director David M. Rosenthal.

Beharie made her film debut in the film American Violet and also played Jackie Robinson’s wife opposite Chadwick Boseman in the critically acclaimed film 42, but it was her role in Sleepy Hollow and the controversial death of her character that has thrown her into the forefront.

Jacob’s Ladder is being done by LD Entertainment from a script by Jeff Buhler and Sarah Thorp. Mickey Liddell, Pete Shilaimon and Jennifer Monroe at LD Entertainment will produce alongside Alison Rosenzweig and Michael Gaeta of Gaeta/Rosenzweig Films (Fright Night).

Will Packer will also produce via his Will Packer Productions banner, and WPP’s James F. Lopez will be executive producer.

The project is expected before the cameras next month. Beharie is repped by ICM Partners, Primary Wave and Hansen Jacobson.

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Ray Fisher to Play Cyborg In 'Batman-Superman' (EXCLUSIVE)

After testing actors over the past couple weeks, Warner Bros. and D.C. have tapped theater actor Ray Fisher for the role of Cyborg in the untitled Batman-Superman pic.

Cyborg, while not a major part in the Batman-Superman feature, is a member of the Justice League and will become a much more significant role as Warner and D.C. develop more films related to the Justice League universe, sources confirm.

Fisher joins the Batman-Superman cast which includes Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Jesse Eisenberg, Gal Gadot and Amy Adams with Zack Snyder directing.

Production is currently underway in Michigan.

Written by David S. Goyer, the screenplay for Batman-Superman is based on a story co-created by Goyer and Snyder.

Cavill, who plays Superman in the film, expressed a great deal of promise in Cyborg in the recent “Man of Steel” bonus feature, as well as the fictional research facility S.T.A.R. Labs, which appears in several DC Comics.

“I think he would create an incredible bridge between superheroes and humanity,” Cavill said of the Cyborg character.

S.T.A.R. Labs was also the workplace of Justice League characters Professor Hamilton and superhero Rampage, although it’s unclear whether they are involved in Batman-Superman.

Produced by Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder, the untitled Batman-Superman feature opens May 6, 2016.

Fisher, repped by ICM Partners, is more known for his theater roles including the Broadway play “Fetch Clay, Make Man” where he portrayed Muhammad Ali.

He was also one of the actors testing for J.J. Abrams’ upcoming “Star Wars: Episode VII.”