Daniel Radcliffe is in negotiations to join the cast of the magician heist caper Now You See Me 2, joining Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Morgan Freeman, Woody Harrelson and Dave Franco. Radliffe will take on the role of the son of a duped insurance magnate (Michael Caine).
Ben Affleck is in talks to star in the thriller The Accountant, about an accountant who moonlights as an assassin.
Emma Watson and Daniel Bruhl are set to star in Colonia, a South American political thriller from Oscar-winning director Florian Gallenberger, set during the Chilean military coup of 1973.
Catherine Zeta-Jones, nominated for a Golden Globe for her turn as the ruthless wife of a drug lord in 2000’s Traffic, will star in the true story crime biopic The Godmother, playing the first and only woman to rise to the higher echelons of Colombia’s Medellin drug cartel.
Producer Scott Rudin has acquired film rights to The Girls, the debut nobel by Emma Cline that focuses on the Charles Manson "family."
Studiocanal has hired Alex Holmes to adapt The Killer, the first book in Tom Wood's acclaimed Vicot The Assassin series.
Ryan Knighton has been hired to write Snow Leopard, an action-thriller from Ridley Scott that focuses on an elite military training compound under siege where an unlikely pair of soldiers fights from the shadows to determine what's real and what isn't.
Twilight's Ashley Greene has signed on to star alongside Pierce Brosnan in the thriller Urge. She'll play a woman who goess on an island vacation and becomes addicted to a new designer drug that makes people lose the ability to control their urges. Brosnan will play the creator and gatekeeper of the drug.
IFC Films has acquired U.S. rights to writer-director Ruba Nadda's thriller October Gale. The story stars Patricia Clarkson, Scott Speedman, Tim Roth and Callum Keith Rennie in the tale of a man who takes in a mysterious man when he washes ashore at her remote cottage with a gunshot wound — only to discover his would-be killer is on his way to finish the job.
The trailer was released for Paul Thomas Anderson's adaptation of Inherent Vice, starring Joaquin Phoenix in Thomas Pynchon's story about a drug-fueled investigator.
A new trailer and more stills were also released for The Imitation Game, based on the book Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges, and starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley.
In the first American Sniper trailer, Bradley Cooper has to make a deadly decision.
A 1916 silent movie about Sherlock Holmes starring William Gillette as the detective was long thought to be lost, but has been discovered by the Cinematheque Francaise. The restored version will premiere at the Cinematheque Francais festival of film restoration in Paris in January 2015 and at the San Francisco Silent Film festival in May.
Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston are set to star in a limited-series TV adaptation of John le Carre's The Night Manager, about a British soldier turned hotel night auditor who goes undercover as part of a sting against a weapons marketeer.
ABC picked up the cop drama Las Reinas, which focuses on officers in the Criminal Investigation Division of the Miami Police department, including a woman who turned her back on her family when she discovered they run Florida’s most powerful and dangerous criminal syndicate.
ABC is also close to picking up the pilot for an untitled crime drama written by CSI 's Carol Mendelsohn and starring Felicity Huffman as special agent who's the fearless leader of a team of young agents on the New York City Joint Terrorism Task Force.
Another potential ABC project is The Broad Squad set in 1978, a fictionalized account of the graduating class of Boston’s first female patrol officers.
CBS picked up the K.J. Steinberg cop drama C.H.A.O.S. — Downtown Division. The project center on two female cops promoted as the new faces of Los Angeles’ most embattled police division and forced to implement the newest trend in police and citizen oversight sweeping the country: the body cam.
HBO has hired Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl) to write the entire season of its new series Utopia, directed by David Fincher. The plot centers on diehard fans of an underground graphic novel who get drawn into a shocking conspiracy after learning that the author has secretly written a sequel that's a little too close to real life.
Jerry Bruckheimer is headed for The CW with his project Bone House, described as an offbeat comedic family drama/mystery that centers on an estranged group of siblings who own and operate a private autopsy company.
NBC is putting into development the legal drama Justice, about a larger-than-life District Attorney who takes on crime while harboring some deep, dark secrets.
The adaptation of Barry Eisler's Rain novels, about a half-Japanese, half-American contract assassin with Keanu Reeves in the title role, signed up its two witer/showrunners, Chris Collins and Marc Abrams.
Amazon announced that the third season of the British crime drama Ripper Street will premiere on its U.K. streaming service Amazon Prime Instant Video in mid-November, ahead of the TV premiere in the U.K. and BBC American in 2015.
The UK's ITV2 has picked up broadcast rights to air the new series Scorpion, inspired by the true story of eccentric genius Walter O’Brien and his team of misfits who fight high-tech threats.
An adaptation of the dramedy cop film Rush Hour may be headed to CBS. The new project centers on a stoic, by-the-book Hong Kong police officer who's assigned to a case in L.A. and has to work with a cocky African-American LAPD officer who has no interest in a partner.
Wisconsin Public Radio's University of the Air program featured "The Movie Music of Bernard Herrmann."
Russian film director Andrei Konchalovsky is involved in a project to adapt Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment next year as a musical for the Moscow stage.
The New Line Theatre opened its 24th season of adult alternative musical theatre with the St. Louis premiere of the new musical Bonnie & Clyde, which runs through October 25.
A musical version of The 39 Steps, Patrick Barlow's comedic take on Alfred Hitchcock's 1935 film and John Buchan's 1915 spy novel, is currently showing at the Bristol Riverside Theatre outside Philadephia through October