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Apple’s Simon Kinberg/David Weil Series’ Showrunner Chad Feehan Exits As Creators Step Up Involvement

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Exclusive: Chad Feehan has departed Apple’s upcoming sci-fi drama series from Simon Kinberg and David Weil after a stint as showrunner.

Feehan was brought in out of necessity. Apple picked up the untitled Kinberg/Weil character-driven genre drama — sometime referred to as War of the Worlds project because an early incarnation of the project’s parallels to Hg Wells’ classic — based on two scripts and a bible written by the duo.

But a long-gestation series project, The Hunt, which Wail had created, got a green light at Amazon with Al Pacino starring. It had Weil in first position, so he was not available to be a day-to-day showrunner on the Apple series.

With a tight schedule for rolling out new series by Apple, Feehan, whose past credits include Banshee and Ray Donovan, was hired as executive producer/showrunner to generate scripts, overseeing a small writers room comprised by part-time writers.
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Rectify Ep. 2.07-2.08 “Mazel Tov”/”Weird As You” push the show’s scope wider and wider

Rectify Season 2, Episodes 7 & 8 “Mazel Tov”/”Weird As You”

Written by Chad Feehan (“Mazel Tov”) and Coleman Herbert (“Weird As You”)

Directed by Jim McKay (“Mazel Tov”) and Sanaa Hanri (“Weird As You”)

Airs Thursdays at 10pm Et on Sundance

Part of Rectify‘s appeal in its short first season was its intense focus, be it on a specific character, idea, or even just a singular image. It obviously wasn’t the show’s only strength, but it’s extreme attention to character over plot (a list of characters that included Paulie, Georgia) allowed it to dig deep – a level-headed exploration of faith, the legal system, and the nature of existence rarely found in any form of media.

Season two of Rectify has been quite different: with the scope of the show pulled back in every way, there isn’t as much to draw from and explore. Right down to the
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Shelved Movies: 18 Films With Delayed Releases

Perhaps the most interesting thing about this week’s release, Jonathan Levine's “All the Boys Love Mandy Lane” (because certainly according to our lukewarm review it’s hardly the film itself), is the story of the journey it took to get it to U.S. screens. When the trio of college friends behind the initial idea (writer Jacob Forman, production designer Tom Hammock and producer Chad Feehan) managed to pull together the resources to script and make the film, and then sell it to The Weinstein Company in 2006, it must have seemed like the end of a long, hard journey. And yet the struggle to get the film seen in their native country was only beginning, as, despite some positive word of mouth (though mixed reviews generally), TWC/Dimension started to get cold feet about the slasher genre in the wake of the box office failure of “Grindhouse” among other horror offerings,
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Joe Carnahan Bull Riding Drama 'Blood, Sweat & Tears' Bought by A&E

Joe Carnahan Bull Riding Drama 'Blood, Sweat & Tears' Bought by A&E
"The Grey" filmmaker Joe Carnahan has been doing some high-profile TV directing this year, having helmed both the pilots for NBC's upcoming James Spader drama "The Blacklist," one of the buzziest shows of the 2013-2014 network season, and A&E's Chloë Sevigny crime drama "Those Who Kill," a remake of a Danish series. Now he's on his way to having a show of his own. Deadline reports that Carnahan and writer Chad Feehan ("Southland") have sold their bull riding drama project "Blood, Sweat & Tears" to A&E. Set in Texas in the world of amateur bull riding, "Blood, Sweat & Tears" is being written and co-executive produced by Feehan, with Carnahan directing and executive producing alongside Carl Beverly and Sarah Timberman. The project comes from CBS TV Studios and Timberman-Beverly Productions. A&E's big scripted venture this year was "Bates Motel," the Carlton Cuse-produced "prequel" to "Psycho" that could pick up some Emmy nods,
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A&E Buys Amateur Bull Riding Drama From Joe Carnahan & Timberman-Beverly

Exclusive: In a competitive situation, A&E has landed Blood, Sweat & Tears, a drama project from feature and TV writer Chad Feehan (Southland, Paranormal Activity 4) and director Joe Carnahan (Narc). The project, from CBS TV Studios and studio-based Timberman-Beverly Prods., is a serialized drama set in Texas, which centers on the world of amateur bull riding. Feehan is writing the script and serves as co-executive producer. Carnahan is set to direct and will executive produce with Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly. This marks a return to A&E for Carnahan, who is on a hot pilot streak. Both pilots he directed this year, A&E’s Those Who Kill and NBC’s The Blacklist, garnered a lot of buzz and went to series, with Blacklist scoring NBC’s best drama pilot testing results in a decade and landing the post-Voice Monday 10 Pm slot on the fall schedule. He is with CAA and Stuart Rosenthal.
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Bradley Cooper to star as The Man From Primrose Lane

Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook) is set to star in an adaptation of James Renner's novel The Man From Primrose Lane, which has been acquired by Warner Bros. The studio will develop it as a star vehicle for Cooper, who will also produce along with Kevin McCormick.

The script will be written by Chad Feehan (Beyond the Pale) and the story follows true-crime writer David Neff (Cooper) as he investigates the odd murder mystery about a recluse known as "the man with a thousand mittens". Neff becomes obsessed with the case and discovers his own dangerous connection to a chain of serial murders. As he gets closer to uncovering the identity of the Man from Primrose Lane, he realises that he must look outside the believed parameters of time and space in order to solve the mystery.

Cooper can next be seen in The Place Beyond the Pines, with Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes,
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Casting Net: Bradley Cooper in high demand; Plus Jessica Chastain, Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, and more

Casting Net: Bradley Cooper in high demand; Plus Jessica Chastain, Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, and more
• Warner Bros. has acquired The Man From Primrose Lane with the intent of developing it into a feature for Bradley Cooper. Chad Feehan (Paranormal Activity 4) will write the screenplay based on James Renner’s novel about a true crime writer who decides to investigate the mysterious murder of a mitten-wearing, West Akron, Ohio recluse. [Deadline]

Bradley Cooper is also currently in discussions to re-team with Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine) for his next project, tentatively called Chef and described as a “culinary comedy” about a disgraced Paris-based chef attempting to stage a comeback in London. Cooper can be seen alongside Eva Mendes
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In the Future, All Movies Star Bradley Cooper

Once The Hangover hit it big at the box office, Bradley Cooper and the rest of that film’s gang of miscreants suddenly found themselves in the position of transitioning from being utility players in the showbiz landscape to being viewed as commodities that could anchor films of their own. But ever since Cooper showed people that he could do a whole lot more than just play the cocky, funny guy with his Oscar nominated performance in Silver Linings Playbook, it’s looked like the sky is the limit concerning how far he can go as an actor. Today, with the news that Cooper has two big, new projects in the works, we see that sense of possibility begin to bear fruit. First up, Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros. has acquired the rights to the James Renner novel “The Man From Primrose Lane,” a book they intend on developing into a starring vehicle for our new
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Bradley Cooper Cast in The Man From Primrose Lane

Bradley Cooper hot off the success of Silver Linings Playbook, has been cast in the big screen adaptation of James Renner's novel The Man From Primrose Lane being developed by Warner Bros. The script will be written by Chad Feehan, a "Southland" writer whose script Beyond The Pale made the Black List.

The novel is about true-crime writer David Neff, who, in investigating the strange murder mystery of a recluse known as “the man with a thousand mittens,” quickly becomes obsessively embroiled in a chain of serial murders. The closer Neff comes to uncovering the true identity of the Man from Primrose Lane, the more he discovers his own dangerous connection to the series of crimes. He realizes in order to end the cycle of death and capture the killer he must look outside the parameters of what he believed to be true about time and space.

The premise sounds a bit mind bending,
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'Sin City 2' Has Its Dame, the 'Entourage' Movie is On and Verbinski Heads to 'Pyongyang'

1.) Dimension announced Eva Green (Casino Royale, Dark Shadows) and Julia Garner (The Perks of Being a Wallflower) have joined the cast of Robert Rodriguez's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For with Green set to play the titular "Dame", a role long thought to potentially go to Angelina Jolie. This dame's name is Ava Lord, described in the press release as every man's most glorious dreams come true as well as every man's darkest nightmares. Garner will play a young stripper opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt who plays Johnny, a cocky gambler on a mission to destroy the biggest villain in Sin City at his own game. Filming is currently underway for an October 4 release. 2.) Gore Verbinski (Rango, The Lone Ranger) is set to direct a film adaptation of Guy Delisle's graphic novel "Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea" at New Regency with Steve Conrad (The Pursuit of Happyness) writing the screenplay.
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Bradley Cooper To Topline The Man From Primrose Lane

There’s a lot of buzz right now around Bradley Cooper: the actor earned an Oscar nomination for his work in David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook, he’s set to appear opposite Ryan Gosling in The Place Beyond the Pines later this year, and he may or may not be starring in a Lance Armstrong biopic produced by J.J. Abrams.

Just a couple of weeks ago we learned that he’s producing and starring in the Warner Bros spy-thriller adaptation Dark Invasion, and now comes word that the studio has acquired James Rennar‘s 2012 mystery novel The Man from Primrose Lane and will develop it as a star vehicle for Cooper.

Southland writer Chad Feehan is attached to write the adaptation of the mind-bending story about a true-crime writer named David Neff who finds himself at the center of a ‘chain of serial murders’ while checking out
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Bradley Cooper to Headline "The Man From Primrose Lane"

Ready for his next big gig, Bradley Cooper has signed on to play the lead role in "The Man from Primrose Lane."

In a deal announced on Tuesday (January 29), the "Silver Linings Playbook" hunk will portray David Neff in the adaptation of the James Renner novel by the same name.

The screenplay for the film is being written by Chad Feehan, according to reports from Deadline.

Taking place in West Akron, Ohio, the movie will follow Cooper's character as he uncovers the murderer of an elderly reclusive man.

No production date has been announced.
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Bradley Cooper To Investigate The Man From Primrose Lane

Most actors get a significant career boost when they receive their first Oscar nomination, but the truth of the matter is that Bradley Cooper doesn't really need it. On top of the stellar performance he gave in Silver Linings Playbook, he is already one of the biggest A-listers in Hollywood, was named People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive in 2011, has the second sequel in the massively successful Hangover franchise coming out later this year, and constantly has job offers pouring in. Like, for example, this one. According to Deadline, Cooper is now attached to star in and produce the upcoming adaptation of the James Renner novel The Man From Primrose Lane. Recently acquired by Warner Bros., the project has Southland writer Chad Feehan attached to write the adaptation. The story is about a true-crime writer named David Neff who finds himself at the center of a "chain of serial murders" while
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Bradley Cooper Wanders "Primrose Lane"

Warner Bros. Pictures has acquired the James Renner novel "The Man From Primrose Lane" which will be developed into a star vehicle for Bradley Cooper.

The story follows true-crime writer David Neff, who, in investigating the strange murder mystery of a recluse known as "the man with a thousand mittens," quickly becomes obsessively embroiled in a chain of serial murders.

The closer Neff comes to uncovering the true identity of the Man from Primrose Lane, the more he discovers his own dangerous connection to the series of crimes.

He realizes in order to end the cycle of death and capture the killer he must look outside the parameters of what he believed to be true about time and space.

Chad Feehan ("Beyond the Pale") is penning the script, while Cooper and Kevin McCormick will produce.

Source: Deadline
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Bradley Cooper Is 'The Man From Primrose Lane'

Okay, so maybe he's not doing that J.J. Abrams produced Lance Armstong movie, but here's something that's definitely on the plate for Bradley Cooper. A crime story that bends space and time. Say, what? Warner Bros. has snapped up the rights to James Renner's novel "The Man From Primrose Lane," with plans to develop it as a vehicle for Cooper who will co-produce. Chad Feehan ("Paranormal Activity 4"), who landed on the Black List with "Beyond The Pale," will pen the script that centers on a man in an investigation into a series of murders, who is more connected to the crimes than he thought, and goes to some rather ... inventive ends to get some answers. Here's the Amazon synopsis:  In West Akron, Ohio, there lived a reclusive elderly man who always wore mittens, even in July. He had no friends and no family; all over town, he was
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Bradley Cooper Will Lead The Man From Primrose Lane

If there’s one person who is on an absolutely unstoppable role in Hollywood it’s Bradley Cooper. After his breakout in The Hangover, there has been no stopping this man. He recently acquired an Oscar nom for his brilliant performance in David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook and he’ll also be seen in the highly anticipated crime drama The Place Beyond The Pines, which hits theatres on March 29th.

The actor is in hot demand right now and among the many projects being offered to him is The Man From Primrose Lane, an adaptation of the James Renner novel that is currently set up at Warner Bros. Paranormal Activity 4 scribe Chad Feehan will be adapting the crime thriller, which will see Cooper star and produce.

For a full plot summary of the book, check out what Amazon has to say below.

In West Akron, Ohio, there
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Bradley Cooper Attached to Star in The Man From Primrose Lane Adaptation for Warner Bros.

Fresh off his Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in Silver Linings Playbook, Bradley Cooper is understandably fielding a rather high amount of interest at the moment. Just a couple of weeks ago we learned that Warner Bros. was developing the spy-thriller adaptation Dark Invasion as a star vehicle for the actor, and now the studio has set up yet another property for Cooper to headline. Deadline reports that WB has acquired author James Renner’s mystery novel The Man from Primrose Lane and will develop it as a star vehicle for Cooper. The story centers on a true crime writer who becomes obsessed with investigating a serial killer known as “the man with a thousand mittens" (Mr. Rogers?). As he becomes further embroiled in the case, he realizes that in order to capture the killer “he must look outside the parameters of what he believed to be true about time and space.
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Bradley Cooper Joins The Man from Primrose Lane

Bradley Cooper Joins The Man from Primrose Lane
Warner Bros. has acquired the James Renner novel The Man From Primrose Lane as a starring vehicle for Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook).

The story follows a true-crime writer named David Neff (Bradley Cooper), who is investigating the death of a recluse known as "the man with one thousand mittens." This leads him to become obsessed with another string of murders, where he discovers his own connection to the crimes. The author realizes that, in order to catch the killer and stop this endless cycle of murder, he must challenge what is known to be true about time and space.

Southland writer Chad Feehan is penning the screenplay adaptation, with Bradley Cooper also producing alongside Kevin McCormick. No production schedule was given.

The novel by James Renner is the first in a planned series, with at least two sequels in the works.
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Warner Bros Ties Bradley Cooper To ‘Man From Primrose Lane’

Warner Bros Ties Bradley Cooper To ‘Man From Primrose Lane’
Exclusive: Warner Bros has acquired the James Renner novel The Man From Primrose Lane, and will develop it as a star vehicle for Oscar-nominated Silver Linings Playbook star Bradley Cooper. Langley Park’s Kevin McCormick will produce with Cooper and his 22nd & Indiana banner, which is also based at the studio. The script will be written by Chad Feehan, a Southland writer whose script Beyond The Pale made the Black List. Published by Farrar, Staus and Giroux, the novel is about true-crime writer David Neff, who, in investigating the strange murder mystery of a recluse known as “the man with a thousand mittens,” quickly becomes obsessively embroiled in a chain of serial murders. The closer Neff comes to uncovering the true identity of the Man from Primrose Lane, the more he discovers his own dangerous connection to the series of crimes. He realizes in order to end the cycle of
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Bradley Cooper to Headline The Man From Primrose Lane

Bradley Cooper has signed on to play the leading role in a big screen adaptation of James Renner's novel The Man From Primrose Lane , Deadline reports. Chad Feehan will adapt the screenplay from the 2012 novel, officially described as follows: In West Akron, Ohio, there lived a reclusive elderly man who always wore mittens, even in July. He had no friends and no family; all over town, he was known as the Man from Primrose Lane. And on a summer day, someone murdered him. Fast-forward four years. David Neff, the bestselling author of a true-crime book about an Ohio serial killer, is a broken man after his wife.s inexplicable suicide. When an unexpected visit from an old friend introduces him to the strange mystery of .the man with a thousand mittens,. David decides to...
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