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News Briefs : January 29, 2014

Some great Superbowl ads today, including one that reunites the cast of “Full House”!

“Happy Endings” reunion alert! Carey Wilson will reunite with the show’s creator David Caspe on a new sitcom, “Marry Me” (Deadline).

Jason Reitman (“Labor Day”) will direct ”The Possibilities”, based on a book by “The Descendents” novelist Kaui Hart. ”Set in a Colorado ski town, the story follows a grieving mother struggling to overcome her son’s death. She’s visited by a strange girl with a secret that will change them both.” (The Hollywood Reporter)

Rawson Marshall Thurber (“We’re the Millers”) will direct a film based on the “Choose Your Own Adventure” books. “Night at the Museum” scribes Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon wrote the screenplay (The Hollywood Reporter).

Here’s a couple of fun Superbowl ads; the first one features Brit movie guys Ben Kingsley, Tom Hiddleston and Mark Strong pitching ‘Jaguar’, while the next serves as a “Full House” reunion, and then there’s an automobile-plug from The Muppets and an Expendable.

Alexandre Moors (“Blue Caprice”) will direct a remake of the Korean film “Failan”, ”about a young woman who enters into an arranged marriage with a gangster she’s never met and connects with him via a series of letters. In the English-language adaptation scripted by Jose Rivera (Motorcycle Diaries), the setting is updated to America where the young woman is now a Russian immigrant caught up in human trafficking operation run by mobsters in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn.” (Deadline)

“Captain America : The Winter Soldier” directors Joe and Anthony Russo will direct the next sequel in the superhero series, too. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Legendary Hollywood producer Robert Evans is working on a cable series about Hollywood in the ’70s. “Set in the ’70s with a creative tone similar to Casino, it involves the last days before studios were taken over by conglomerates, when they were run by wily entrepreneurs, and where there was a mob influence, drugs, sex, excess, casting couches, and some of the best movies made in the 20th century. The protagonist is an outsider who against the odds rises to become a king in Hollywood in a tale of power, legacy, and the American dream.” (Deadline)

John Noble and Lyndie Greenwood have been upped to regulars on “Sleepy Hollow” (Deadline)

CBS has greenlit the pilot for a new Kevin Williamson (“Scream”, “The Following”) series about “a pair of detectives who handle stalking incidents for the Threat Management Unit of the LAPD” (Deadline)

A Twitter Q&A with #WintersTale star Jessica Brown Findlay will be held Thursday, January 30th 6.00am AEST. Follow @wbpictures & tweet your questions with #WintersTaleChat. Link to the tweet:

Jeff Hephner (“Chicago Fire”) has boarded “Agent X”, the new Sharon Stone-starring series; he will play the title role. Meanwhile, “Office Space” alum Stephen Root is up for a recurring role on AMC’s upcoming new drama ”Turn”(Deadline)

A new clip from “Vampire Academy” is online :

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