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IN THE WORKS: Sean Durkin Takes 'Exorcist' to TV, Swank Goes HBO, Wasikowska Travels Aussie Desert & Cronenberg Sticking with Pattinson

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by Sophia Savage
May 24, 2012 4:20 PM
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Elizabeth Olsen in Sean Durkin's "Martha Marcy May Marlene"
Elizabeth Olsen in Sean Durkin's "Martha Marcy May Marlene"

"Martha Marcy May Marlene" writer-director Sean Durkin is heading to TV with a ten-episode adaption of horror-classic "The Exorcist." The series, backed by Morgan Creek, will track the events leading up to a "a demonic possession and especially the after-effects of how a family copes with it: In short, not well," as Vulture puts it. Any smart network that has seen "Martha" will know this is an exciting pairing of talent and material, and will want to pick up the project. Here's more details.

Mia Wasikowska & Michael Fassbender in "Jane Eyre"
Mia Wasikowska & Michael Fassbender in "Jane Eyre"

Mia Wasikowska is adding to an already busy schedule that includes "Madame Bovary," Lesbian-drama "Carol" and "The Double." The "Jane Eyre" star will work with director John Curran for "Tracks," based on the true story of Robyn Davidson, who travelled 1678 miles with a dog and four camels through the Australian desert in 1978. Davidson wrote a National Geographic article about the journey, which then inspired her book, "Tracks."

Hilary Swank, whose last few efforts ("New Years Eve," "The Resident," "Conviction," "Amelia") left us nostalgic for her Oscar winning performances in "Boys Don't Cry" and "Million Dollar Baby," is heading to HBO with Brenda Blethyn for TV movie "Mary and Martha." Philip Noyce ("Salt") will direct from Richard Curtis' ("Love, Actually") script, about two women who form a bond post-tragedy and amidst the fight against malaria.

David Cronenberg must have enjoyed working with Robert Pattinson on "Cosmopolis" (debuting at Cannes) because they're teaming up again for a French-set project that Pattinson has been assured will be "very strange." ThePlaylist has the goods.

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