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News Briefs – February 25, 2014

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Lily Collins (“The Mortal Instruments”) is in talks to star in the feature film adaptation of Liz Tuccillo’s novel “How to be Single”. The film will be produced by, among others, Drew Barrymore and is described as the following : “How to Be Single” is the story of Julie Jenson, single New Yorker turned anthropologist. After a historically bad night out with her friends, Julie decides to cash it all in and hit the road. From Paris to Brazil to Sydney, Bali, Beijing, Mumbai and Reykjavik, Julie travels the world to find out if anyone has a better idea how to handle this whole “single” thing. Julie falls in love, gets her heart broken, sees the world, and learns more than she ever dreamed possible. Back in New York, her friends are grappling with their own issues—bad blind dates, loveless engagements, custody battles, and single motherhood. Through their journeys, each woman fights to redefine their vision of love, happiness and a fulfilled life.” (Variety)

The Will Ferrell-Kevin Hart comedy “Get Hard” is due March 27, 2015.

Gary Ross (“The Hunger Games”) is writing the remake of “East of Eden”, expected to star Jennifer Lawrence (The Hollywood Reporter).

Since the first has gone down so well with test audiences, Sony has decided to push forward with a sequel “The Equalizer”; Denzel Washington is expected to return in the title role (The Wrap)

Lily Rabe (“American Horror Story”) has joined Jessica Alba and Thomas Jane in the Blumhouse-produced horror flick “The Veil”; the actress is also onboard the new ABC Drama pilot “The Visitors” (THR)

Skeet Ulrich (“Jericho”) will star in a new TV series called “Babylon Fields”, playing a priest and his twin brother who has returned from the dead (The Hollywood Reporter).

Jeffrey Katzenberg hints that a fifth “Shrek” movie may be in the works (Variety)

Adam Sztykiel has boarded the “We’re the Millers” sequel as a writer (The Hollywood Reporter)

“Iron Man” actress Leslie Bibb will star in the NBC Comedy Pilot “Love is Relative” (Deadline)

Michelle Harrison will play Barry Allen’s mother in “The Flash” (THR).

“Forrest Gump” actor Mykelti Williamson has joined the cast of the new ABC Pilot “Clementine”, starring Australia’s Sarah Snook (Deadline).

Clifton Collins Jr (“True Detective”) has joined the cast of ABC’s “Secrets & Lies” (Deadline)

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