Produucer Edward R. Pressman (Wall Street, American Psycho) has optioned feature film rights to debut author Ted Scofield's thriller novel Eat What You Kill (published just this past week by St. Martin's Press). The film is described as "a high-octane story that tests the limits to which one man will go for wealth and power in a world obsessed with luxury and excess."
British actress Miranda Hart is joining Paul Feig's untitled spy comedy for Fox. Already-signed fellow cast members include Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne, Jude Law and Jason Statham.
Director Susanna White has added Damien Lewis and Jeremy Northam to the cast for the adaptation of John le Carré’s 2010 novel Our Kind of Traitor.
Music Box Films has acquired U.S. film rights to Nadav Schirman's spy thriller The Green Prince, a real-life tale of one of Israel's prized intelligence sources, the son of a top Hamas leader.
Production on the upcoming Australian indie feature, Strangerland, began last week. The film stars Nicole Kidman and Joseph Fiennes in the mystery drama that follows a couple whose relationship is pushed to the brink when their two teenage children disappear into the remote Australian desert. Hugo Weaving is also in the cast, playing the policeman leading the investigation.
Screenwriter Oren Uziel (22 Jump Street) has been hired to pen Heist, a crime movie from DreamWorks to be directed by Scott Waugh.
Warner Brothers released a trailer for the action thriller Edge of Tomorrow, about an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is sent on a suicide mission, killed within minutes, and then finds himself thrown into a time loop where he has to live out the same brutal combat over and over. (Hat tip to Omnimystery News.)
Amazon TV announced it was picking up six original pilots for full 13-episode series, including Bosch, based on the Harry Bosch character and novels by Michael Connelly.
Two weeks after A&E pulled the plug on Chloe Sevigny cop drama Those Who Kill, the series will air its full run starting Sundays on the Lifetime Movie Network.
Although USA's series Psych has wrapped up its final episode, the producers left the door open for a possible future movie.
AMC announced its upfront slate for the rest of 2014 that includes the development of adventure/thriller dramas Area 51, Police State, Kingmakers, and Bombingham.
Carmine Giovinazzo (CSI: NY) and Jon Sklaroff (24) will appear in recurring roles on USA's police drama Graceland. Giovinazzo will play Sid Markham, the head of LAPD’s Gang Task Force, while Sklaroff will play a villainous human trafficker.
Francois Arnaud (The Borgias) will play the male lead opposite Maggie Q in the limited-run series Red Flag. The project is set in the early 1800s and centers on Ching Shih (Maggie Q), "a beautiful young Chinese prostitute who goes on to become one of history’s most powerful pirates and head one of the most successful crime syndicates in China."
Fans of Michelle Borth's character Cat on Hawaii Five-0 can be prepared to mourn: McGarrett's girlfriend won't be returning for the fifth season, and her last episode has Cat and McGarrett heading to the Middle East for an off-the-grid mission that "goes awry."
Law & Order and Vikings star Linus Roache will guest star on an episode of The Blacklist, playing a dangerous, influential man with political ties around the world who "manipulates democracy to his own ends and is an expert at political assassination."
Fox released another trailer for the upcoming 24: Live Another Day.
Magnolia Pictures acquired U.S. theatrical, VOD and home entertainment rights to Joe Berlinger's Whitey Bulger documentary, Whitey: The United States of America v. James J. Bulger.
On the latest Crime and Science Radio show, Jan Burke and D.P. Lyle discuss sex crimes with best-selling author Linda Fairstein.