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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Florence Pugh, Chris Pine and Shia LaBeouf to star in Olivia Wilde’s upcoming project ‘Don’t Worry Darling’

Florence Pugh, Chris Pine and Shia LaBeouf to star in Olivia Wilde’s upcoming project ‘Don’t Worry Darling’

New Line snatched up “Don’t Worry Darling” last summer in a competitive auction spurred by the acclaim of “Booksmart,” Wilde’s feature directorial debut.

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‘Russian Doll’ showrunner Leslye Headland reportedly bringing new female-centric ‘Star Wars’ series to Disney+

‘Russian Doll’ showrunner Leslye Headland reportedly bringing new female-centric ‘Star Wars’ series to Disney+

Headland’s project is one of multiple new “Star Wars” series coming to Disney+, Variety reports.
Season 3 of pop-culture sensation “The Mandalorian” is already in the works at Disney+, with the second season premiere coming later this year.

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First Asian American movie star Anna May Wong featured in PBS’ ‘American Masters – Unladylike2020’

First Asian American movie star Anna May Wong featured in PBS’ ‘American Masters – Unladylike2020’

Born in Los Angeles to second generation Chinese Americans, Wong was the first Asian American female movie star. Her long and varied career spanned silent and sound film, stage, radio and television, in an era when Chinese protagonists in Hollywood movies were typically performed by white actors in yellow face.

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Several female filmmakers featured in Amazon’s ‘Prime Video presents the SXSW 2020 Film Festival Collection’

Several female filmmakers featured in Amazon’s ‘Prime Video presents the SXSW 2020 Film Festival Collection’

Amazon Prime Video and SXSW have announced that the “Prime Video presents the SXSW 2020 Film Festival Collection” will launch on Monday, with 39 films, including narrative and documentary features, short films and episodic titles.

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Interview: ‘Tiger King’ co-writer and co-director Rebecca Chaiklin talks about the smash Netflix docuseries

Interview: ‘Tiger King’ co-writer and co-director Rebecca Chaiklin talks about the smash Netflix docuseries

The seven-part series chronicles the bizarre life and murder-for-hire trial of Joe Exotic, the flamboyant former Oklahoma roadside zoo operator, big-cat breeder and presidential candidate who was convicted in 2019 of twice hiring someone to kill his nemesis, Carole Baskin, a Florida animal sanctuary operator whose nonprofit organization successfully sued him for more than $1 million for trademark infringement and other civil wrongdoing.

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‘Mrs. America’ creator Dahvi Waller delves into 1970s feminism with star-studded FX on Hulu limited series

‘Mrs. America’ creator Dahvi Waller delves into 1970s feminism with star-studded FX on Hulu limited series

Debuting Wednesday, the FX on Hulu limited series recounts the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment and the unexpected backlash led by Phyllis Schlafly, known as “the sweetheart of the silent majority.” Through the eyes of the women of the era, “Mrs. America” explores how one of the toughest battlegrounds in the culture wars of the ’70s helped give rise to the Moral Majority and forever shifted the political landscape.

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