Tate Steinsiek will make his feature directorial debut with the crime thriller Dynamite: A Cautionary Tale, which stars Ian Hardin (Pretty Little Liars), Harry Potter actress Evanna Lynch and Carol Kane.
Universal announced that Justin Lin will direct the next Bourne installment starring Jeremy Renner, although series writer Tony Gilroy won't be involved this time. The studio has targeted a summer 2015 release date.
Ethan Hawke has reteamed with his Hamlet director Michael Almereyda for a contemporary take on Shakespeare's play Cymbeline. The new trailer released online features dirty cops, drug dealing biker gangs, explosions, machine guns and "lots of people looking pretty grimy." The cast also includes Ed Harris, Milla Jovovich, Penn Badgley, Anton Yelchin and Dakota Johnson.
Director Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners) is in talks to direct Sicario, a thriller about a female cop from Tucson who accompanies two delta force-type rangers across the border to apprehend a drug lord, where all hell breaks loose.
A new trailer was released for American Hustle, due in theaters in the U.S. on December 20. The film follows the 970s ABSCAM scandal and stars Bradley Cooper and Christian Bale.
The film adaptation of Veronica Mars has been given its official release date. Fans of the original TV series will only have to wait until March 14 of 2014. There's also a new clip from the fiom and news that the movie is getting a wider release than originally expected.
A trailer was released for Reasonable Doubt, which is set for release in January. It stars Dominic Cooper as an attorney who is involved in a hit-and-run and tries to frame another man who is on trial for murder (Samuel L. Jackson).
BBC One will release a prequel to the third season of Sherlock on Christmas Day, as an online mini-episode titled "Many Happy Returns." PBS hasn't indicated yet whether it will air the mini-episode.
AMC canceled the crime drama Low Winter Sun, starring Lennie James and Mark Strong, after just one season.
BBC also canceled Ripper Steet after two seasons. The series was set in London's East End during the aftermath of the infamous Jack the Ripper murders.
NBC has given the freshmen drama series The Blacklist an early renewal, not surprising since it outrated all other new series of the fall season.
Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (the duo behind NBC‘s live staging of The Sound Of Music), are developing an eight-hour miniseries about famous Prohibition agent Eliot Ness for NBC. The project is based on the book Nemesis: The Final Case Of Eliot Ness by William Bernhardt and follows Ness as he takes on America’s first serial killer, the so-called “Torso Killer.”
Sydney T. Poitier (Kendra) has been tapped to play a detective in a five-episode arc on NBC’s upcoming Chicago Fire spinoff series Chicago PD, with an option to become a regular.
Starz is developing an adaptation of the female-driven Italian crime drama Romanzo Criminale, to be written and helmed by Steven S. DeKnight (Smallville, Spartacus). (Hat tip to Omnimystery News.)
Lifetime is planning a movie based on the notorious Los Angeles “Grim Sleeper” serial killer.
ReelzChannel announced the second season premiere dates for Cracked, featuring Detective Aidan Black (David Sutcliffe) and the Psych Crimes team, and also King, which centers on Detective Jessica King (Amy Price-Francis) of the Toronto Major Crimes Task Force. (Hat tip to Omnimystery News.)
AMC released a trailer for its upcoming spring 2014 Revolutionary War series, titled Turn. The project is based on the book Washington's Spies: The Story of America's First Spy Ring by Alexander Rose, and stars Jamie Bell, Seth Numrich, Heather Lind, Meegan Warner, Kevin McNally, Burn Gorman, Angus MacFadyen, J.J. Field and Samuel Roukin.
The BBC released a trailer from its upcoming production of Death Comes to Pemberley, based on the PD James sequel to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.
A&E also released a trailer for their new drama Those Who Kill, which premieres in March and stars Chloe Sevigny as police detective Catherine Jensen.
Coming up on Crime & Science Radio this Saturday, December 14: Financial Crimes with Andrea Jacobson