Bradley Cooper and Todd Phillips are producing A Thousand Pounds of Dynamite for Warner Brothers, a project based on the nonfiction article by Adam Higginbotham about a 1980 extortion plot in a Nevada casino involving a gigantic bomb and a ransom note.
Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish, Ed Harris and Andy Garcia are in negotiations to join Gerard Butler in Geostorm, the sci-fi/adventure thriller about two estranged brothers who have to save the world from a man-made storm of epic proportions, as well as a plot to assassinate the president.
Ving Rhames, the only actor other than Tom Cruise to appear in all four of the series' titles, will once again return for Mission: Impossible 5
Eva Green plays the seductive Dame to Kill For in a racy Sin City trailer, where she tries to rope Josh Brolin into her scheme to escape her abusive marriage.
The first trailer has been released for Mortdecai, directed by David Koepp (Secret Window), with an all-star cast including Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, Paul Bettany, Oliver Platt, Aubrey Plaza, Ewan McGregor, Paul Bettany and Olivia Munn. The film is based on Kyril Bonfiglioli's The Mortdecai crime novel trilogy featuring Charlie Mortdecai, a snobbish art dealer with a thuggish manservant named Jock.
Starz and the BBC have tapped Colin Callender's Playground production team for the adaptation of Richard House’s political conspiracy thriller novel The Kills. The plot centers on the global manhunt for a British mercenary who goes on the run after stealing $50 million from an American reconstruction project in Iraq.
David Fulmer reported that he signed a contract with Amazon Studios to option his Storyville novels for use in a series about turn-of-the-century New Orleans. The series is being developed by one of the producers responsible for HBO's Rome, and if the project passes the pilot stage, it will be available on Amazon Prime. The first book in the Storyville series, Chasing the Devil's Trail, won the Shamus Award for Best First Novel in 2002.
Patricia Arquette will appear on CSI once more in November before her spin-off CSI: Cyber premieres.
Yeardley Smith, best known for voicing Lisa on The Simpsons, will guest-star on Revenge this season, playing a patient at the mental institution where Victoria (Madeleine Stowe) was admitted in the Season 3 finale.
USA Television renewed its legal drama Suits for a fifth season.
ITV ordered the limited-run mystery series Black Work, starring Sheridan Smith as a policewoman and mother trying to find out who killed her undercover-cop husband.
Katherine Heigl's new show for NBC has run into a snag, with showrunner Edward Bernero stepping down from the project. State of Affairs stars Heigl as a CIA officer who serves as national securityh advisor for to the President (Alfre Woodard).
Award-winning comedian and actor Mike Birbiglia has been added to the cast of Netflix's Orange Is The New Black in a recurring role, joining other new cast members Mary Steenburgen and Blair Brown.
The Blacklist has cast Lee Tergesen (The Americans) as a love interest for fellow new cast member Mary-Louise Parker.
AMC released the first teaser trailer for its Breaking Bad prequel, Better Call Saul, featuring Bob Odenkirk as the attorney who will become Saul Goodman.
A new teaser trailer was also released for the fifth and final season of HBO's Boardwalk Empire, which was inspired by Nelson Johnson's book Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City.
NPR's summer Crime in the City feature profiled Mary Lou Longworth and her Provençal mysteries with Inspector Verlaque.
Pauline Rowson chatted with Katie Martin for BBC Radio Solent about writing crime novels and CSI Portsmouth.