10 Breaking Bits


1. Orci and Kurtzman’s “Locke & Key” is happening – as a film – over at Universal. (The Hollywood Reporter)

2. Sarah Lancaster (“Everwood”, “Chuck”) has joined the cast of “The Judge”, playing Robert Downey Jr’s soon-to-be ex-wife (The Hollywood Reporter)

3. That Martin Lawrence/Kelsey Grammer sitcom has been greenlit by FX for a 10-episode run. If those 10 episodes rate, it’ll trigger a 90-episode back order – same deal “Anger Management” got (The Hollywood Reporter)

4. Jason Schwartzmann has joined the cast of Tim Burton’s “Big Eyes” (The Hollywood Reporter)

5. Norwegian helmer Morten Tyldum (“The Imitation Game”) is to direct an adaptation of Robert Hobbs’ bestseller “Ghostman” (Deadline)

6. Netflix has renewed Eli Roth’s “Hemlock Grove” for a second season (Deadline)

7. Cillian Murphy has boarded Ron Howard’s “In the Heart of the Sea”, for Warner Bros and Village Roadshow Pictures. The “Dark Knight Rises” actor ”will play Matthew Joy, second mate on the whale ship Essex. Citing reports of cannibals in the Society Islands, Joy and first mate Owen Chase (Chris Hemsworth) convince first time Captain Pollard (Benjamin Walker) to sail to South America after an enraged sperm whale rams and sinks the Essex, leaving 21 crew members adrift in small boats, 3,000 miles from land. The film begins shooting around London in mid-September.” (Deadline)

8. The new trailer for “The Spectacular Now” has been released :

9. Grammy nominee Jeremy Jordan has joined Anna Kendrick in the feature film version of the stage play “The Last 5 Years” (Deadline)

10. The trailer for “Free Birds” has been released.Two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks (voiced by Owen Wilson and Woody Harrelson) must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history – and get turkey off the Thanksgiving menu for good.