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Posted by Dave McNary | 29 January 2018
‘Mudbound’ Writer Virgil Williams to Adapt Denzel Washington’s ‘A Journal for Jordan’

Sony has hired Oscar-nominated writer Virgil Williams to adapt Dana Canedy’s “A Journal for Jordan” into a film. Todd Black from Escape Artists is producing with Denzel Washington. Washington is expected to direct the movie as well. “A Journal for Jordan” tells the true story of Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Canedy’s love affair with First Sgt....

Posted by Joseph Otterson | 29 January 2018
Ilene Chaiken Nabs Fox Drama Pilot Order, Steps Down as ‘Empire’ Showrunner

Fox has ordered pilots for a comedy from Erin Foster and a drama from writer-executive producer Ilene Chaiken. The untitled drama ordered to pilot is written and executive produced by Chaiken and Melissa Scrivner Love. It follows FBI Special Agent Clementine Otis, who is in the midst of investigating a domestic terrorism threat when a personal...

Posted by | 29 January 2018
Fox Orders Pilots From Ilene Chaiken and Erin Foster

Chaiken, who's stepped back from showrunning duties on 'Empire,' has a drama in contentnion with Melissa Scrivner.read more Source: HRLiveFeed

Posted by | 29 January 2018
HBO Sets Late-Night Comedy Series From Terence Nance

The six-episode show 'Random Acts of Flyness' will offer a subversive look at the zeitgeist.read more Source: HRLiveFeed

Posted by Hannah Vine | 29 January 2018
A Look at Eve Ensler’s In the Body of the World Off-Broadway

The A.R.T production, directed by Tony winner Diane Paulus, began its limited run at MTC at New York City Center January 16. Source: Playbill

Posted by varietybrentlang | 29 January 2018
Magnet Releasing Nabs Roxanne Benjamin’s ‘Body at Brighton Rock’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Magnet Releasing has acquired worldwide rights to “Body at Brighton Rock.” The survival thriller centers on a novice park ranger who must spend the night guarding a potential crime scene on a remote mountain trail. Magnet acquired the movie, based on an original screenplay by writer and director Roxanne Benjamin, from Soapbox Films and Protostar...

Posted by Ryan McPhee | 29 January 2018
Frozen Director Michael Grandage Discusses Changes Between Denver and Broadway

Hear what’s in store when the Disney musical lands at the St. James Theatre. Source: Playbill

Posted by Maane Khatchatourian | 29 January 2018
Bon Iver Slams Bruno Mars’ Grammy Wins: ‘You Absolutely Have to Be S—ting Me’

Bon Iver took aim at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards on Monday, questioning Bruno Mars’ Grammys sweep. “Looks like [Grammys] are still something serious musicians should not take seriously!” tweeted Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon. “Absolutely NO offense to Mr. Mars, but you absolutely have to be s—ting me.” scanning headlines after playing Mexico City last night...

Posted by | 29 January 2018
'Happy!' Renewed for Season 2 at Syfy

The network has picked up the Christopher Meloni drama ahead of the show's season finale on Wednesday.read more Source: HRLiveFeed

Posted by Hannah Vine | 29 January 2018
First Look at Christine Ebersole, Kelsey Grammer, and More in L.A. Opera’s Candide

Performances run through February 18 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Source: Playbill