Archive for May 14, 2012

NBC Orders Pirate Drama To Series

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NBC is adding yet another series to its slate for next season - the pirate tale "Crossbones" reports The Live Feed.

"Luther" creator Neil Cross will adapt Colin Woodard's book "The Republic of Pirates" which is set during the golden age of piracy in the 1700s and centers on the legendary Blackbeard.

Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald will produce the drama which has been ordered direct to series with ten episodes.

Cruise, Downey Wanted For "Presidente"

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Jay Roach ("The Campaign," "Meet the Parents") is in negotiations to direct the comedy "El Presidente" for Warner Bros. Pictures reports Vulture.

"Parks and Recreation" writer Dan Goor pens the story of an overzealous Secret Service agent whose work-life boundary issues get him reassigned to the inglorious task of guarding America's worst former president, a bumbling sleaze.

The job becomes exciting when a threat is made on the ex-president's life and they must go on the run.

The studio is planning to offer the role of the agent to Tom Cruise, and the former President to Robert Downey Jr.

Lautner Tries Parkour In "Tracers"

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Taylor Lautner is set to star in the parkour-themed action-thriller "Tracers" for Temple Hill Entertainment says The Hollywood Reporter.

The "Twilight" star plays a hot New York City bicycle messenger who is debt to an organized crime gang. When he crashes his bike into a sexy stranger, he's immediately seduced by her and the thrill of the world of park our.

The sport of free running is remembered for its on screen portrayal in the likes of "Casino Royale" and the "District B13" series. Daniel Benmayor will direct the project which is being shopped at Cannes this week.

David Yates Can’t Hear "Your Voice"

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"Harry Potter" series director David Yates has dropped out of helming "Your Voice In My Head" for Warner Bros. Pictures reports Deadline.

Emma Forrest penned the drama based on her memoir. The story follows a young woman (Emma Watson) who attempts suicide before being saved by a New York-based psychiatrist who’s dying of cancer.

Yates has reportedly departed for personal reasons involving a family health situation. Yates and Watson wanted to postpone, but the writers and producers didn’t want to wait.

Scorsese To Produce "Silver Ghost"

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Martin Scorsese, Lord Richard Attenborough and Anthony Haas are teaming to produce the true story drama "Silver Ghost" about the founding of Rolls Royce reports Variety.

Set at the turn of the last century, it traces the story of Charles Rolls and Henry Royce, as well as the love affairs of the famed Beaulieu family.

Scorsese's Sikelia Prods. banner and Zuma Prods. will produce the project which is being described as "a complex love story, not only between men and women, but men and machines".

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