April 22, 2019
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Barry Jenkins’ Amazon series based on the Colson Whitehead book “The Underground Railroad” is beginning to take shape.

Variety has learned that the cast will be led by Thuso Mbedu as Cora, with Chase W. Dillon as Homer, and Aaron Pierre as Caesar. The project was first set up more than two years ago on the heels of Jenkins’ Oscar wins for the film “Moonlight,” with Amazon officially ordering it to series last June.

Mbedu is an established star in her native South Africa. She is known for roles in shows such as “Is’thunzi,” “Liberty,” and “Shuga.” In both 2018 and 2019 she received an International Emmy Award nomination for her role in “Is’thunzi.” Also in 2018, Mbedu was featured on the cover of Forbes Africa’s annual “Under 30” issue highlighting young African stars and leaders. She is repped by ICM and Creative Partners Group.

Dillon currently has a recurring role in the upcoming BET series “First Wives Club” from Tracy Oliver. He also has been cast in the role of Young Igwe in “Little America” at Apple. He is repped by CESD, GEM Entertainment Group, and Jago & Associates.

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April 22, 2019
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The political comedy will see the former ‘Office’ actor play a Democrat political consultant.
Mackenzie Davis has joined Jon Stewart’s next directorial effort, Irresistible.

The Blade Runner 2049 actress joins a cast that already includes Steve Carell, Chris Cooper and Rose Byrne.

The political comedy, set at Focus Features, is the story of a Democratic political consultant (Carell) who helps a retired ex-Marine colonel (Cooper) run for mayor in a small Wisconsin town.

Brad Pitt’s Plan B will produce with Stewart.

Davis broke out on the AMC series Halt and Catch Fire, and went on to book roles in such big-budget studio films as The Martian and Blade Runner 2049. She also has been tapped to star in Tim Miller’s upcoming Terminator reboot, joining franchise stars Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Topher Grace is joining Steve Carell, Rose Byrne, Chris Cooper, and Mackenzie Davis in the Jon Stewart’s comedy movie “Irresistible.”

Carell is portraying a Democratic political consultant who helps a retired ex-Marine colonel, played by Cooper, run for mayor in a small Wisconsin town. Byrne will play Carell’s Republican counterpart and Davis will play the daughter of Cooper’s character. Grace’s role is being kept under wraps.

Stewart, who is directing and wrote the screenplay, will also produce alongside Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment. Focus Features and Universal Pictures International will distribute the film worldwide.

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March 14, 2019
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Jane Root’s Nutopia (One Strange Rock) and Plan B Entertainment are teaming to bring the Atlas Obscura phenomenon to television in a new premium docuseries. The project marks the first co-production for Nutopia and Plan B, and one of Plan B’s first forays into unscripted TV.

Titled Atlas Obscura, the docuseries, which is currently in development, will draw inspiration from Atlas Obscura’s overall mission of drawing out the incredible stories of the people, food, and culture behind the world’s most unusual places.

Atlas Obscura is a media and experiences company dedicated to exploring the world’s hidden wonders through thoughtful editorial stories, unique events and unusual trips around the world. Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders, the #1 New York Times bestselling and critically praised book, has been translated into 17 languages.

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March 6, 2019
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Following their previous collaborations together on “If Beale Street Could Talk” and “Vice,” Annapurna and Plan B have announced plans for their next pairing – a film adaptation of Alex Michaelides’ best-selling novel “The Silent Patient”.

The story follows a celebrated female painter married to a fashion photographer who enjoys life a the top of London society. One evening, without explanation, she shoots her husband in the face five times – sparking an international scandal and sending the value of her art through the roof.

Locked in a North London police forensic unit, she refuses to speak a word about the crime and her motives. When a criminal psychotherapist takes on her case, his own motives send him down a dark path in search of the truth.

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February 15, 2019
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A new documentary film centered on the life of Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell is in the works, Variety has learned. The film will be produced by Cornell’s widow, Vicky, along with Brad Pitt and Peter Berg’s Film 45 production company, which focuses on non-scripted entertainment and branded content. Berg (“Lone Survivor,” “Deepwater Horizon”) will direct. Cornell was the lead singer of Soundgarden from the band’s incarnation in 1984 until they broke up in 1997. He went on to front Audioslave with members of Rage Against the Machine before Soundgarden reunited in 2011. The band was in the middle of touring when, on May 18, 2017, Cornell died after a show in Detroit. His death was ruled a suicide. In January, Vicky Cornell and a number of the grunge icon’s fellow musicians, including Pearl Jam’s Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament, threw a benefit concert, “I Am the Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell” at the Forum in Los Angeles. Guest performers included Miley Cyrus, Foo Fighters, Metallica, Brandi Carlile and Chris Stapleton. Pitt also made an appearance.

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January 27, 2019
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British series “Lego Masters” is looking to build a blocky empire Stateside, thanks to a joint effort between Endemol Shine North America and production company Tuesday’s Child with Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment. The popular Channel 4 talent competition show, which the Independent has compared favorably to “Great British Bake Off,” pits all-age contestants against one another to design and construct Lego masterpieces. “Masters” bowed in 2017 in the U.K. and became Channel 4’s highest-rated new series, according the companies in a joint statement. Endemol Shine Group has exclusive rights to distribute the show outside the U.K. and produce local versions internationally. Endemol Shine International has exclusive distribution rights to all final produced versions. “Lego Masters” is currently in its second season in the U.K. In February 2018, Endemol Shine Group announced that local versions were being produced for Australia and Germany.

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