News Briefs – February 11, 2014

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Channing Tatum (pictured) is writing the sequel to “Magic Mike” – and has taken a photo of himself to prove so (The NY Daily News).

“Southland” alum Kevin Alejandro will play Sarah Snook’s ex-boyfriend and father to her young child on the ABC’s “Clementine” (Deadline)

“Dom Hemingway”, directed by Richard Shepard and starring Jude Law and Richard E.Grant, is going direct-to-DVD downunder. It hits shelves April 23.

Tom Cavanagh (“Ed”, “Scrubs”) will play a genius physicist on The CW’s “The Flash” (The Hollywood Reporter)

The sequel to “The Avengers” is currently filming in Johannesburg.

Paramount is negotiating for the film rights to ”Thirteen Hours: A Firsthand Account Of What Really Happened In Benghazi”. The book, set for release late Spring, is written by author Mitchell Zuckoff with surviving members of the Annex Security Team who fought the battle. (Deadline)

Jesse Plemons and Derek Phillips will reprise their “Friday Night Lights” roles for an episode of the new “Parenthood” web series (TV Guide)

OWN, the network owned by powerhouse Oprah Winfrey, is bringing “My Name Is Love: The Darlene Love Story” to the TV screen (The Hollywood Reporter)

“Catfish” directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman are set to direct “Nerve”,an adaptation of the Jeanne Ryan Young Adult novel, for Lionsgate (THR)

Anne Fletcher (“The Proposal”) is in talks to direct Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara in the recently-announced comedy “Don’t Mess with Texas” for MGM (Deadline).

Nick Zano (“Melrose Place”) has been cast in the NBC comedy pilot “One Big Happy”, with Scott Ellis (“2 Broke Girls”) directing (Deadline).

Tara Subkoff has added Chloe Sevigny and Timothy Hutton to the cast of her directorial debut “#Horror”. Balthazar Getty, Natasha Lyonne, Taryn Manning, Stella Schnabel, Lydia Hearst and Annabelle Dexter-Jones round out the cast (Deadline)

Luca Guadagnino will direct Sony’s film adaptation of the novel “A Reliable Wife”. Adapted by Andrew Kevin Walker (“Se7en”), “A Reliable Wife is a romantic thriller set in Wisconsin in 1908, where a rich widower’s ad for a reliable wife is answered not by a matronly plain Jane he expected but rather a gorgeous woman with a secret past who plays to slowly poison him and inherit his estate. He, in turn, has plans for her that are also surprising.” (Deadline)

“Hannibal” regular Laurence Fishburne will have a recurring role on Anthony Anderson’s untitled ABC pilot (Deadline)

2013 film “A Teacher” is set to be adapted into a TV series, with Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass and Michael Costigan executive producing. The series centers on a high school teacher in her late 20′s in the midst of a torrid affair with one of her students.(Deadline)

Courtney B.Vance (“The Hunt for Red October”) has joined the cast of ABC’s new medical drama “Warriors” (Deadline)