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'The Simpsons' Get Lego Episode, David Michod To Direct Ballet Drama Pilot 'Flesh And Bone' & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • February 20, 2014 12:44 PM
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With "The Rover," his follow-up to the highly lauded “Animal Kingdom” set for release this summer, David Michôd has free time on his schedule and decided to head to the small screen. Per Deadline, Michôd will helm the pilot episode for the Starz series “Flesh And Bone” from “Breaking Bad” staff writer Moira Walley-Beckett. The series follows “a young ballet dancer, Claire, who has a distinctly troubled past, as she joins a prestigious ballet company in New York.” Sounds like "Black Swan: The Series." Michôd previously helmed an episode of the now-cancelled Mike White HBO comedy “Enlightened.”

Novelist Dennis Lehane Tapped To Pen Remake Of 'A Prophet'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • October 29, 2013 1:40 PM
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Well this makes a certain kind of sense: Dennis Lehane, the Boston crime writer whose novels "Gone Baby Gone," "Mystic River," and "Shutter Island" have been successfully adapted into films (and whose sprawling 2012 historical novel "Live by Night" is about to be adapted by Ben Affleck), will now be the one adapting material, as he has been tasked with Americanizing the French crime thriller "A Prophet" for producers Neil H. Moritz and Toby Jaffe (via Variety). The original film was about a Muslim kid who becomes a crime lord in prison. But replacing "Muslim" with "Boston" should be easy enough.

'Gravity' Writer Jonas Cuarón To Pen Atlantis Movie, Dennis Lehane Tackling 'Silk Road' Saga & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 17, 2013 5:58 PM
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Can Jonas Cuarón do for the sea what he did for space? That's what Warner Bros. is hoping as they've tapped the "Gravity" co-writer for an equally ambitious project. Cuarón will take his pen to "The Lost City," a project that will be "a new take on the mythical underwater kingdom" of Atlantis. That has been a hot property around the WB lot, with Peter Jackson apparently eyeing it at one point, and it seems Cuarón is the guy they trust to get it moving. He'll have to work out a few things as he starts directing "Desierto" with Gael García Bernal next year, but it looks like Cuarón and WB are figuring out a way to make everyone happy.

Eric Roberts Gets Stitched To 'The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence)'; T.J. Miller Joins 'Transformers 4' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 29, 2013 2:27 PM
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It's not really a surprise that Eric Roberts has signed to star in the horror sequel no one cares about (do they?) "The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence)." After all, this is the guy who makes a movie more frequently than people take showers (seriously, look at his IMDb page) and has no quality barometer at all.

Ben Affleck Returns To Boston For His Next Film; Will Write, Direct & Star In Dennis Lehane Adaptation 'Live By Night'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 7, 2013 2:15 PM
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With his second Oscar under his belt for "Argo" and a plethora of options in front of him -- the Stephen King adaptation "The Stand," the remake of "Tell No One," and out his brewing Whitey Bulger biopic -- the filmmaker will be returning home for another Boston tale, albeit one that will see him raiding the costume departments.

'Boardwalk Empire' Season 4 Will Get The Talents Of 'The Wire' Writers Dennis Lehane & George Pelecanos

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • November 29, 2012 3:13 PM
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“Boardwalk Empire” is set to air its third season finale on Sunday, and very early on in the third season’s run it was announced that HBO had renewed the show for a fourth season. Showrunner Terrence Winter seems to have a very definite roadmap in terms of the story he wants to tell on the show, and to date the program has reliably delivered a new 12-episode season every September. It seems that trend will continue next year, and with all eyes creatively on season four, the show has recruited two new collaborators who have a pretty good track record.

Leonardo DiCaprio Will 'Live By Night' In Dennis Lehane Adaptation For Warner Bros.

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 13, 2012 2:18 PM
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"Mystic River," "Gone Baby Gone" and "Shutter Island." As far as book-to-film adaptations go, Dennis Lehane is batting a perfect 3-for-3, and with Warner Bros. behind two of those pictures, they are looking to score another success by enlisting Leonardo DiCaprio.

David Cronenberg Opts Out Of Adaptation Of Dennis Lehane's 'Animal Rescue'; Alexander Payne & George Clooney Sought To Direct

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 12, 2011 2:35 PM
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As far as book-to-movie adaptations go, Dennis Lehane has had an enviable track record. While he's only had three novels brought to the big screen, they've resulted in both critical acclaim and box office success, with "Mystic River," "Gone Baby Gone" and "Shutter Island" all originating from the pages of his books. You might remember way back at the beginning of 2010, it was reported that Lehane was set to adapt this own short story (until then, he had let other writers to do the job) "Animal Rescue" featured in the anthology book he edited, "Boston Noir." That was the last we heard of it, and over the summer, David Cronenberg quietly became attached to direct, but it appears that didn't last very long.

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