Entertainment News: The Week in Recap 11/29/13

By November 29, 2013


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The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus is up for the mysterious role of “James” in the remake of The Crow.

Captain Phillips’ Paul Greengrass is being sought to replace Out of the Furnace’s Scott Cooper as the director for The Stand.

The over-tired John Cusack and the under-used Jason Patric have signed on to star alongside Bruce Willis in the Brian A. Miller-directed actioner The Prince.

House At the End of the Street director Mark Tonderai has been tapped to take directing duties on the contemporary retelling of George A. Romero’s Day of the Dead.

Jackass’ Steve-O and Fanboys’ Dan Folger have signed on to Kyle Newman’s action/comedy Barely Lethal, which has already booked Oscar-nominee Hailee Steinfeld for the lead.

Pacific Rim’s Max Martini and Lone Star’s Eloise Mumford have joined the supporting cast for the ’50 Shades of Grey’ adaptation.

Remember the TitansBoaz Yakin will be helming MGM’s Max, a family film that he is currently scripting with Bloodsport’s Sheldon Lettich.

Alex Cross’ Rob Cohen has been tapped by MGM to direct their Road House remake.

Kill Your Darlings’ director John Krokidas will soon be directing the near future-set Standard Loneliness Package, about an entry-level techie in love.

House of Cards writer Sara Treem has been tapped to adapt the ALS-centric ‘Until I Say Good-Bye: My Year of Living With Joy’ for Universal, which payed a reported seven figures for the property.

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Steven Spielberg and HBO are currently courting The Great Gatsby’s Baz Luhrmann to helm the Stanley Kubrick-scripted Napoleon miniseries.

AMC has ordered pilots for the past-set Knifeman and the future-set fantasy Galyntine.

The wounded FX has found another slavery-centric series in The Code, thanks to Kelsey Grammer and James McBride, which will center on the Underground Railroad and a singular woman, Liz.

Cinemax has greenlit Blanco for a pilot, which would see Evil Dead’s Shiloh Fernandez starring as an informant with kingpin-like ambitions.

The Daily Show’s Aasif Mandvi has been cast in the Jay Roach-directed political black comedy pilot The Brink at HBO.

NBC has committed to making a pilot based on Britain’s 30 and Counting which centers on a life-defining decade for its central characters.

CBS is developing Doc Ford which will focus on a justice seeking ex –NSA agent-cum marine biologist.

That ‘70s Show’s Wilmer Valderrama has joined the cast of the From Dusk Till Dawn on Robert Rodriguez’ El Rey network.

I Am Number Four’s D.J. Caruso has been tapped by NBC to direct their pilot for Tin Man, about a robot accused of murder.

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  • Christopher Blackwell

    Remake of Crow is great and with Walking Dead actor Norman Reedus as James is amazing!