Frances O’Connor to make directorial debut with Emily Bronte biopic starring Emma Mackey

Frances O’Connor to make directorial debut with Emily Bronte biopic starring Emma Mackey

The cast also will include Joe Alwyn (“The Favourite”) as Emily’s conflicted lover; Fionn Whitehead (“Dunkirk”) as Branwell Bronte, Emily’s writer-painter brother, who dealt with drug and alcohol addiction; and Emily Beecham (“Hail, Caesar!”) as Emily’s sister and fellow author Charlotte Bronte.

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Jessica Alba star in new Netflix action film ‘Trigger Warning,’ to be directed by Mouly Surya

Jessica Alba star in new Netflix action film ‘Trigger Warning,’ to be directed by Mouly Surya

Considered a potential franchise launcher, Alba will star as a traumatized veteran who inherits her grandfather’s bar. She encounters a moral quandary after uncovering the truth behind his death.

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Mindy Kaling and Dan Goor to write ‘Legally Blonde 3’

Mindy Kaling and Dan Goor to write ‘Legally Blonde 3’

Witherspoon’s banner Hello Sunshine, and the company’s head of television and film Lauren Neustadter, will produce the sequel, along with Marc Platt and Adam Siegel of Platt Productions.

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Jamie Lee Curtis to direct, executive produce and star in Lifetime movie ‘How We Sleep at Night: The Sara Cunningham Story’

Jamie Lee Curtis to direct, executive produce and star in Lifetime movie ‘How We Sleep at Night: The Sara Cunningham Story’

“How We Sleep at Night: The Sara Cunningham Story” is among a number of upcoming high-profile original TV movies for the A+E Networks brand, including a third movie about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, a holiday film with Betty White and a project with “Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts.

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Michelle Williams, Niecy Nash, Naomi Watts and more receive Gracie Awards

Michelle Williams, Niecy Nash, Naomi Watts and more receive Gracie Awards

Honorees are selected in national, local and student markets, including both commercial and non-commercial outlets. This year’s honorees represent the substance and ethos of women’s storytelling and journalism at its best.

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Halle Berry to play astronaut-turned-administrator in Roland Emmerich’s ‘Moonfall’

Halle Berry to play astronaut-turned-administrator in Roland Emmerich’s ‘Moonfall’

Berry recently wrapped her directorial debut, “Bruised,” in which she also stars as a female MMA fighter. A 2002 Oscar winner for Best Actress for “Monster’s Ball,” her recent work also includes “John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum,” another box office smash.

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Tara Duncan inks overall deal with Hulu, sets up adaptation of Zakiya Dalila Harris’ upcoming novel ‘The Other Black Girl’

Tara Duncan inks overall deal with Hulu, sets up adaptation of Zakiya Dalila Harris’ upcoming novel ‘The Other Black Girl’

Due to be published by Atria/Simon & Schuster in 2021, “The Other Black Girl” is described by Deadline as “a darkly comedic take on workplace politics and the importance of female friendship.”

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IFC Films acquires Jessica Swale’s directorial feature debut ‘Summerland,’ starring Gemma Arterton

IFC Films acquires Jessica Swale’s directorial feature debut ‘Summerland,’ starring Gemma Arterton

The period drama stars Gemma Arterton (“Their Finest,” “Vita and Virginia”), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (“Motherless Brooklyn,” “Belle”), Penelope Wilton (“Downton Abbey,” “Pride and Prejudice”), and Tom Courtenay (“45 Years,” “Doctor Zhivago”).

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MGM acquiring Ridley Scott true-crime drama ‘Gucci,’ to star Lady Gaga

MGM acquiring Ridley Scott true-crime drama ‘Gucci,’ to star Lady Gaga

The script by Roberto Bentivegna is based on the 2001 book “The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed,” written by Sara Gay Forden and published by William Morrow.

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Suzanne Collins’ ‘Hunger Games’ prequel under development at Lionsgate

Suzanne Collins’ ‘Hunger Games’ prequel under development at Lionsgate

Color Force’s Nina Jacobson, who has produced all of the films in “The Hunger Games” franchise, will produce the new adaptation along with her partner Brad Simpson, while Francis Lawrence, who directed “Catching Fire,” “Mockingjay – Part 1” and “Mockingjay – Part 2,” will helm the prequel.

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