USA To Redevelop ‘Brooklyn Animal Control’ Pilot, Passes On ‘Poor Richard’s Almanack’

USA Network has made decisions on its two outstanding drama pilots, Brooklyn Animal Control, based on the IDW Publishing comic created by JT Petty, and Poor Richard’s Almanack. According to sources, none of the two is going forward.
I hear Brooklyn Animal Control, from Universal Cable Prods., will be redeveloped with Petty, who also wrote the original pilot and executive produced it with David S. Goyer, Circle of Confusion’s Rick Jacobs & David Alpert, and IDW…

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Kelly Macdonald To Star In ‘Black Mirror’ Episode On Netflix

Boardwalk Empire alumna Kelly Macdonald is set to star in an episode of Netflix‘s Black Mirror reboot.
No details on her character as plotlines are being kept under wraps, but the episode, titled “Hated in the Nation”, will be directed by James Hawes.
Created and written by Charlie Brooker, Black Mirror taps into our collective unease with the modern world and each stand-alone episode is a suspenseful tale exploring themes of contemporary techno-paranoia. The original…

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Frankie Shaw Joins Boston Marathon Bombing Drama ‘Stronger’

EXCLUSIVE: Lionsgate’s Boston Marathon bombing drama Stronger continues to build up its cast, with Flaked actress Frankie Shaw signing on in the role of “Gail”. Based on the nonfiction bestseller of the same name by Jeff Bauman and Bret Witter, the film stars Jake Gyllenhaal as Bauman, the working class Boston man became the subject of a now-iconic photo after losing his legs in the attack. The story is a deeply personal account of his journey of recovery, examining his…

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Capone talks KEANU and its many sequels with stars Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele

Capone talks KEANU and its many sequels with stars Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele

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Hey everyone. Capone in Chicago here. Across five seasons of the “Key & Peele” sketch comedy show, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele have been creating some of the funniest, most socially relevant laughs on television, until they pulled the plug on the show last year. What many didn’t know was that the gifted improvisation artists and Second City vets met when they were cast late in the run of Fox’s “MadTV,” from 2004-09. After works as character actors and doing one-offs on a variety of television show and films, the “Key & Peele” show kicked off in 2012, with all episodes directed by Peter Atencio, who also directed their feature film debut as stars, KEANU, which opens this weekend. KEANU center on two best friends, Clarence and Rell, who are forced to take on much tougher gangster personas in order to retrieve Rell’s newfound kitten, an animal that has raised him from the pits of depression after his girlfriend broke up with him. Everything in perspective, people. They are put through a night of hellish criminal insanity and a whole lot of George Michael music. And no one comes out the other side the same. I saw a work-in-progress cut of the film at SXSW in March and the final version more recently (there are some actual differences between the two, including a post-credits stinger), just before I sat down to talk to Key and Peele. Also at SXSW, I caught Key in Mike Birbiglia’s new writing-directing

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George Miller for GREEN LANTERN CORPS? Maaaayyyyybbbeeee…

That’s the big rumor of the day. Is George Miller in contention to direct WB/DC’s big Green Lantern Corps film? Could be…

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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Big ol’ fat rumor alert! Warning! Warning! Could be total BS! But rumors are fun, so why not dream a little bit?
Mayimbe over at Heroic Hollywood says he hears George Miller is rumored to be involved with WB’s Green Lantern Corps movie.
The reason I’m taking this with a grain of salt is because Miller was also “for sure” going to do Man of Steel 2 as well and that was pure bunk. That news was dropped via a podcast and Mayimbe dropped this during his weekly Heroic Insider video thing he does instead of doing a big drop on the site itself. That doesn’t mean it’s BS, but I’d guess if he had a more solid line on this he wouldn’t float it as a rumor 20-something minutes into his video.
But who knows? That guys always has his ear to the ground, but I’m gonna treat this as a “wouldn’t it be cool if…” kinda thing.
George Miller’s earned the right to do whatever the hell he wants, so if the Movie Gods pick him to rejoin the DC universe after his first attempt fizzled out then so be it. No matter what, he’s got my ass in a seat for whatever his next picture is.
What do you folks think?
-Eric Vespe”Quint” quint@aintitcool.com Follow Me On Twitter

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