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The Lucas Brothers and Judd Apatow Team On Semi-Autobiographical Pic On Siblings At Universal

The Lucas Brothers and Judd Apatow Team On Semi-Autobiographical Pic On Siblings At Universal
Following their WGA nomination for their work on Judas and the Black Messiah, comedians and writing duo the Lucas Brothers seem to have found their next project close to home. The siblings will write and star in a semi-autobiographical comedy about their lives as identical twins in Newark, New Jersey which will be produced by Judd Apatow through his Apatow Productions banner for Universal. Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel are set to co-write.

The Lucas Brothers’ film with Apatow is the latest in a series of projects announced amidst much critical acclaim as writers (story by) on the acclaimed Warner Bros film Judas and the Black Messiah. The guys have been nominated for a 2021 WGA Award for “Best Original Screenplay” for the film, a drama about the assassination of Black Panther Party leader Fred Hampton, which premiered in theaters and on HBO Max February 12. Already longtime favorites in the comedy world,
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Michael Bay’s ‘Ambulance’ Team Adds Jesse Garcia & Victor Gojcaj

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Michael Bay’s ‘Ambulance’ Team Adds Jesse Garcia & Victor Gojcaj
Exclusive: Jesse Garcia and Victor Gojcaj have boarded Michael Bay’s Endeavor Content-Universal action feature Ambulance.

The two join the growing cast which includes

Jake Gyllenhaal, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Eiza Gonzalez, Garret Dillahunt, A Martinez, Keir O’Donnell, Moses Ingram. rapper Wale Folarin, Cedric Sanders, Jackson White, Colin Woodell and Olivia Stambouliah.

Ambulance is based on the original Danish Film Ambulancen and is in the spirit of such 1990s action pics as Speed and Bad Boys. Chris Fedak wrote the original screenplay. Bay, Bradley Fischer of New Republic Pictures, James Vanderbilt, Will Sherak and Ian Bryce are producing. Michael Kase and Mark Moran are EPs.

Garcia recently wrapped the new season of Narcos and was attached to the Marvel/Hulu series Ghost Rider before it was stalled. Garcia plays Ranger Freddie Gonzalez in the El Rey Network’s From Dusk Till Dawn. He is also known for the award-winning film Quinceañera
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Chris Estrada Comedy Pilot Ordered By Hulu With Fred Armisen, Jonathan Groff & ‘Corporate’ Creators As EPs

Chris Estrada Comedy Pilot Ordered By Hulu With Fred Armisen, Jonathan Groff & ‘Corporate’ Creators As EPs
Hulu has greenlighted Punk Ass Bitch, a half-hour comedy pilot starring up-and-coming comedian Chris Estrada and produced by ABC Signature.

Written by Estrada and Corporate creators Jake Weisman, Matt Ingebretson and Pat Bishop, with black-ish executive producer Jonathan Groff supervising, Punk Ass Bitch is based on Estrada’s comedy and reflects his Latino identity.

It is inspired by Estrada’s life in South Central Los Angeles and nearby Inglewood, where, by his own recollection, he spent his formative years running from loose pit bulls, getting robbed, and geeking out over comic books and punk rock.

The series centers on Julio Lopez (Estrada), a punk-ass bitch with a heart of gold who goes out of his way to help everyone but himself. Inspired by the life and stand-up comedy of star, co-creator and real-life punk ass bitch Estrada, the cinematic half-hour comedy explores Julio’s attempts to better his community, overcome
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Chelsea Alden, Veronica Dunne, Jenna Uskowitz, Alice Hunter And Cameron Kelly Are Ready To Drink ‘Rosé All Day’ In Marla Sokoloff’s Indie Comedy

Chelsea Alden, Veronica Dunne, Jenna Uskowitz, Alice Hunter And Cameron Kelly Are Ready To Drink ‘Rosé All Day’ In Marla Sokoloff’s Indie Comedy
Exclusive: Jenna Ushkowitz (Glee), Veronica Dunne (K.C. Undercover) and Chelsea Alden (13 Reasons Why) are set to lead actor-director Marla Sokoloff’s indie ensemble comedy Rosé All Day. Alice Hunter (Another Period), Briana Cuoco (Flight Attendant), Cameron Kelly (Masters of Sex) and Avery Norris (White Elephant) round out the cast for the project which is set to start shooting in March in Los Angeles.

Written by Katie Amanda Keane, the movie, like the title suggests, centers on a group of college friends who meet once a year for their “Rosé All Day” pool party. But after years of babies, careers and different life paths, the cracks in their relationships become all-consuming sinkholes filled with vomit, tears and confessions.

Rosé All Day was originally set to begin production this month, but, like many films, was pushed due to Covid concerns. Producers Corey Moss and Brad T. Gottfred (Shudder’s Confessional) of
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Neve Campbell Joins ‘Lincoln Lawyer’ Series at Netflix (Exclusive)

Neve Campbell Joins ‘Lincoln Lawyer’ Series at Netflix (Exclusive)
Neve Campbell has signed on for a leading role in “The Lincoln Lawyer” series that was recently announced at Netflix.

She joins previously announced series Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, who will star as Mickey Haller, runs his law practice out of the back seat of his Lincoln Town Car.

Campbell will play Maggie McPherson. Maggie is Mickey’s first ex-wife, a passionately committed Deputy District Attorney known to colleagues as “Maggie McFierce” for her unwavering dedication to her job. Although frequent tensions (both professional and personal) erupt between Mickey and Maggie, underneath it all they still care very deeply for one another. They are also both intensely loyal and loving co-parents to their tween-age daughter, Hayley.

The role brings Campbell back to Netflix after she previously appeared in two seasons of the streamer’s hit show “House of Cards.” Most recently she starred in the Disney Plus film “Clouds” and starred opposite
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‘Pushing’ Birth Center Workplace Comedy From Kurt Braunohler & Lauren Cook In Works At NBC

‘Pushing’ Birth Center Workplace Comedy From Kurt Braunohler & Lauren Cook In Works At NBC
Exclusive: NBC has put in development Pushing, a comedy from Kurt Braunohler (The Big Sick), Lauren Cook (Floaters) and Universal TV.

Written and executive produced by Braunohler and Cook, Pushing is an ensemble workplace comedy about an all-female birth center and the male doula who shows up to join the team.

Mosaic’s Jimmy Miller and Sam Hansen also executive produce. Universal Television is the studio.

Braunohler is a comedian, actor and writer who once hired a skywriter to write “How Do I Land” in the sky above L.A. He has appeared in features The Big Sick and Long Shot, and on television in Fox’s Bob’s Burgers, Showtime’s Black Monday and NBC’s The Good Place and Mr. Mayor. He hosts a strange news podcast, Bananas, as well as the long-running variety show Hot Tub with Kurt and Kristen. Braunohler is repped by Mosaic, Gersh and Melissa Fox
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Invisible Narratives Sets ‘The Nanny’ With Comedian Laura Clery & ‘Teachers’ Scribes Katy Colloton & Katie O’Brien

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Invisible Narratives Sets ‘The Nanny’ With Comedian Laura Clery & ‘Teachers’ Scribes Katy Colloton & Katie O’Brien
Exclusive: Adam Goodman’s Invisible Narratives has put into development the comedic feature The Nanny starring actress, comedian, and content creator Laura Clery. Katy Colloton and Katie O’Brien, who created and starred in TV Land’s Teachers comedy series, are set to write.

In The Nanny, Laura and her husband Stephen have their hands full creating content, running their businesses, and chasing their two-year-old son Alfie. They decide to hire a live-in nanny to ease the chaos. But when their new nanny’s perfect facade turns ugly, they discover that California tenants’ law won’t let them kick this interloper out any time soon.

Clery counts 20M+ subscribers across all platforms who tune in for her daily comedy sketches which have garnered billions of views. In 2019, Clery became a National Bestseller with her first book entitled Idiot published by Simon & Schuster, and is currently writing the sequel. In the last year,
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‘American Gigolo’: Lizzie Brocheré & Gabriel Labelle Join Showtime Pilot Reboot

‘American Gigolo’: Lizzie Brocheré & Gabriel Labelle Join Showtime Pilot Reboot
Exclusive: Lizzie Brocheré (Falling Water) and Gabriel Labelle (Dead Shack) are set as series regulars in Showtime’s pilot American Gigolo, starring Jon Bernthal, Gretchen Mol and Rosie O’Donnell, an update of the 1980 film noir classic that starred Richard Gere and Lauren Hutton. The project hails from David Hollander, Paramount TV Studios and Jerry Bruckheimer Television.

Written and directed by Hollander, American Gigolo the series is a present-day reimagining of the iconic film. Bernthal will play Julian Kaye, who is introduced 18 years after he’s been arrested for murder and struggling to find his footing in the Los Angeles sex industry, while seeking the truth about the setup that sent him to prison all those years ago and also hoping to reconnect with Michelle (Mol), his one true love.

In the movie, the roles of Julian and Michelle were played by Gere and Hutton, respectively.

Brocheré will play Isabelle, the heiress to a large,
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‘For All Mankind’: Michaela Conlin Joins Season 2 Of Apple Drama Series

‘For All Mankind’: Michaela Conlin Joins Season 2 Of Apple Drama Series
Exclusive: Michaela Conlin is set for a key supporting role in the upcoming second season of For All Mankind, Apple’s alt-history Space Race drama from Ronald D. Moore and Sony Pictures Television. Recently renewed for a third season, the second season will make its global premiere on Apple TV+ on February 19, 2021.

For All Mankind explores what would have happened if the global space race had never ended. The series presents an aspirational world where NASA astronauts, engineers and their families find themselves in the center of extraordinary events seen through the prism of an alternate history timeline — a world in which the Ussr beats the US to the moon.

Season 2 picks up a decade later in 1983. It’s the height of the Cold War and tensions between the United States and the Ussr are at their peak. Ronald Reagan is President and the greater ambitions of science and space
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New to Streaming: To the Ends of the Earth, Let Them All Talk, New Directors/New Films & More

New to Streaming: To the Ends of the Earth, Let Them All Talk, New Directors/New Films & More
With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options—not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves–each week we highlight the noteworthy titles that have recently hit platforms. Check out this week’s selections below and past round-ups here.

Alex Wheatle (Steve McQueen)

Alex Wheatle, the fourth entry in Steve McQueen’s Small Axe anthology, offers a modest take on the process of unlearning cultural attitudes and biases through the eyes of a naïve teenager. In 1980, Alex Wheatle moves to a social services hostel in Brixton after spending his childhood in a group home, where he was subject to constant abuse from his white peers and caretaker. In Brixton, however, Wheatle finds himself immersed in the Black British community, from which he was displaced growing up in all-white Surrey, where he slowly but surely assimilates the patois, fashion, and most importantly, music of his culture. He quickly witnesses
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Rose Byrne Apple Dramedy Series ‘Physical’ Adds Six to Cast

Rose Byrne Apple Dramedy Series ‘Physical’ Adds Six to Cast
The upcoming Apple dramedy series “Physical” is rounding out its cast.

In addition to previously announced series lead Rose Byrne, the cast of the show will also include Paul Sparks, Rory Scovel, Loy Taylor Pucci, Della Saba, Dierdre Friel, Ashley Liao.

Physical” follows Sheila (Byrne), a woman struggling in her life as a quietly tortured housewife in a 1980s Southern California beach community. She finds herself on an unconventional path to power when she discovers the world of aerobics.

Sparks will star as John Breem, a conservative real estate developer convinced the mall will save the American family. Sparks is repped by Gersh and One Entertainment.

Scovel will star as Danny, Sheila’s husband, a brilliant and disagreeable Berkeley radical taking a long shot run at mainstream politics. Scovel is repped by UTA, Mosaic, and Schreck Rose.

Pucci will play Tyler, a tender-hearted surfer and aspiring filmmaker. Pucci is repped
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Phobic - A Film in Which One Detective's Fears are Used Against Her this December 15th

Phobic - A Film in Which One Detective's Fears are Used Against Her this December 15th
Tagline: "What Are You Afraid Of?" Phobic is a mysterious thriller. From writer and director Bryce Clark, this feature follows a homicide detective, on the trail of a serial killer. Det. Sanders' own fears are used against her as she tries to find the source of her pursuit. Phobic will be released this December 15th, by Samuel Goldwyn Films. And, Phobic stars: Jacque Grey (The Night Clerk), along with: Devin Liljenquist (Yellowstone), Tiffani Digregorio (Mosaic), along with Ernie Lively. A preview of the film's U.S. launch is hosted here. Phobic is a Pale Moon Entertainment production. Shot in Salt Lake City, Utah, this feature will show on most, major U.S. Digital retailers this December 15th. Not rated, this eighty-two minute feature promises an intriguing time, with a horrifying killer - in just a few days. A Shot of the Masked Stalker. Release Date: December 15th, 2020. Director/writer: Bryce Clark.
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Ayden Mayeri Joins Vanessa Bayer’s Showtime Comedy Pilot ‘I Love This For You’

Ayden Mayeri Joins Vanessa Bayer’s Showtime Comedy Pilot ‘I Love This For You’
Exclusive: Ayden Mayeri, who has appeared in Amazon’s Homecoming and Fox’s New Girl, will star in I Love This For You, Showtime’s Vanessa Bayer comedy pilot.

Mayeri joins Cybill Shepherd, who Deadline revealed was to star alongside Bayer and Molly Shannon, in the pilot.

If picked up to series, Mayeri, who has also starred in Veep, Grace and Frankie and Blumhouse anthology series Into the Dark, would become a series regular.

Co-created and executive produced by Bayer and Jeremy Beiler (Saturday Night Live), I Love This for You is a grounded comedy in which Bayer plays a character, inspired by her own past, who overcame childhood leukemia to achieve her lifelong dream of landing a job as a successful home shopping channel host.

Mayeri is playing Beth Ann McGann: a chipper, strategic host at a successful home shopping network. Paul James (Soundtrack) also features.

Emmy winner Jessi Klein
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Judd Apatow Developing Pandemic Comedy for Netflix

Judd Apatow Developing Pandemic Comedy for Netflix
Judd Apatow is developing a pandemic comedy for Netflix and will direct, produce and co-write the untitled project through his Apatow Productions.

The film will follow a group of actors and actresses stuck inside a pandemic bubble at a hotel attempting to complete a film. Apatow will co-write the script with “South Park” writer Pam Brady. Apatow’s partner Barry Mendel will executive produce the project.

Apatow’s directing credits include “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” “Knocked Up,” “Funny People,” “Trainwreck, “The King of Staten Island” and HBO’s “The Zen Diaries Of Garry Shandling,” which won an Emmy in 2018. He also worked with Netflix on the series “Love,” which he co-created and executive produced.

The comedic filmmaker also has extensive producing credits. He produced and developed the television series “Freaks and Geeks,” “Undeclared,” “Funny or Die Presents,” “Girls,” “Love” and “Crashing.” He also produced the feature films he directed along with “The Cable Guy,
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Judd Apatow Sets Next Comedy With Netflix, Marking His First Feature Film With The Streamer

Judd Apatow Sets Next Comedy With Netflix, Marking His First Feature Film With The Streamer
Exclusive: In what marks another A-list talent headed to Netflix, sources tell Deadline that Judd Apatow has set his next comedy at the streamer. Apatow will direct and produce the untitled comedy and co-write the script with Pam Brady. Apatow’s longtime partner Barry Mendel will serve as executive producer.

The film follows a group of actors and actresses stuck inside a pandemic bubble at a hotel attempting to complete a film. The pic couldn’t be more timely as more and more productions are ramping back even as Covid-19 is still in full effect around the world. While no talent have attached to star yet, sources say Netflix is fast-tracking the project with plans to meet with actors in the weeks to come as insiders say the amount of juicy parts could lead to an all-star ensemble that could rival Knives Out or The Disaster Artist.

The film is
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Tobias Truvillion, Taryn Manning To Star In ‘Sanctioning Evil’; Jaclyn Bethany Sets Cast For ‘The Falling World’; Ashley Reyes Boards ‘Slayer’ – Film Briefs

Tobias Truvillion, Taryn Manning To Star In ‘Sanctioning Evil’; Jaclyn Bethany Sets Cast For ‘The Falling World’; Ashley Reyes Boards ‘Slayer’ – Film Briefs
Tobias Truvillion (Hitch), Taryn Manning (Orange is the New Black), Zach McGowan (Shameless), Chris Tardio (Younger) and Tasha Lawrence (The Looming Tower) have been tapped to star in Sanctioning Evil, an indie action-thriller from Jars Media Group and Novakovic Brothers Films.

Directed by Ante Novakovic, the story centers on Staff Sgt. Barnes (Truvillion), a recently discharged Army veteran who finds his way back into society via a charismatic congressman named Ambrose (McGowan). Barnes and Ambrose walk a fine line between covert military operations on civilian soil and unsanctioned retribution toward an underground criminal element, all while being tracked by FBI special agent Kensington (Manning).

Rounding out the cast are Carrie Kim, James Biberi, Kyle Travis Sharp, Kresh Novakovic, Betsy Beutler, Al Linea, Peter Patrikios, Ebony Jo-Ann, Taheim Bryan, Tony Ferro, Artie Pasquale and Byron Clohessy.

Kyle Travis Sharp and Lance Sharp wrote the screenplay, which is being produced by Rob Simmons,
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‘Scenes From A Marriage’: Sunita Mani Joins Cast Of HBO Limited Series

‘Scenes From A Marriage’: Sunita Mani Joins Cast Of HBO Limited Series
Exclusive: Glow alumna Sunita Mani is set for a supporting role in HBO’s Scenes from a Marriage, a limited series adaptation of Ingmar Bergman’s classic miniseries. Starring and executive produced by Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac, it comes from Our Boys and The Affair co-creator Hagai Levi, Michael Ellenberg’s Media Res and Endeavor Content.

Written and directed by Levi, the series adaptation re-examines the show’s iconic depiction of love, hatred, desire, monogamy, marriage and divorce through the lens of a contemporary American couple.

Levi executive produces with Ellenberg via Media Res, Lars Blomgren (The Bridge), Chastain, Isaac, Daniel Bergman, Blair Breard and Amy Herzog. The series is a co-production with Media Res and Endeavor Content.

2020 HBO Pilots & Series Orders

Best known for her role as Arthie in Netflix’s hit comedy Glow, Mani can currently be seen as the lead opposite John Reynolds in the quirky romantic comedy,
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Tom Hardy, Pete Davidson, Stephan James Join Vietnam War Drama ‘The Things They Carried’

Tom Hardy, Pete Davidson, Stephan James Join Vietnam War Drama ‘The Things They Carried’
Tom Hardy, Pete Davidson, Stephan James, Bill Skarsgård, Tye Sheridan, Ashton Sanders, Martin Sensmeier, Moises Arias and Angus Cloud have been cast in the Vietnam War drama “The Things They Carried.”

The project is based on Tim O’Brien’s book about a platoon of young soldiers and their experiences on the front lines during the Vietnam War. Published in 1990, the novel based on O’Brien’s experiences as a soldier in the 23rd Infantry Division. In the short stories, the young men in a platoon of American soldiers sent to fight on the ground during the Vietnam War find themselves amidst chaos and confusion as they battle for their sanity and each other. The book explores the themes of fear, courage, guilt and loss.

Rupert Sanders will direct from a script adapted by Scott B. Smith. Producers are David Zander of Mjz and Hardy and Dean Baker of Hardy Son & Baker.
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Matt Damon reteams with Steven Soderbergh for No Sudden Move

Matt Damon reteams with Steven Soderbergh for No Sudden Move
Deadline is reporting that Matt Damon is set to reteam with his Ocean’s Eleven, Behind the Candelabra and The Informant director Steven Soderbergh for the filmmaker’s latest project, the crime thriller No Sudden Move. Scripted by Ed Solomon and Casey Silver (Mosaic), No Sudden Move follows “a group of small-time criminals who are hired to […]

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‘Stargirl’ Casts Nick Tarabay & Jonathan Cake As Eclipso & The Shade, Adds Ysa Penarejo As Recurring

‘Stargirl’ Casts Nick Tarabay & Jonathan Cake As Eclipso & The Shade, Adds Ysa Penarejo As Recurring
Exclusive: DC’s Stargirl has found its Eclipso and The Shade – two of its primary villains for the series’ upcoming Season 2 on the CW. Nick Tarabay (The Expanse) will play the series regular role of Eclipso and Jonathan Cake (The Affair) will recur as The Shade. Additionally Ysa Penarejo (Project Mc2) will recur as an undisclosed DC character.

Stargirl creator/EP Geoff Johns teased the upcoming Eclipso and The Shade DC characters earlier this month at New York Comic Con. “Eclipso is so terrifying. I’ve always loved the character, and he’s a very different antagonist or villain than the [Injustice Society of America],” Johns said. He added that The Shade is “the most powerful of them all, and very threatening because no one knows exactly what he wants.”

Tarabay’s Eclipso is one of the main antagonists set to clash with Stargirl’s Justice Society of America in Season 2. Eclipso is a
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