News Briefs- July 18, 2014


David Frankel (“The Devil Wears Prada”) will direct TriStar’s film adaptation of 2011 novel “What Alice Forgot”.

A new clip from the forthcoming “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” is online.

[More] New images from FOX’s “Gotham” are online.

30 new stills from Dwayne Johnson’s “Hercules” are online.

Kevin Smith’s horror flick “Tusk” will be released September 19.

“True Blood” stunner Deborah Ann-Woll will play a key character on Netflix’s “Daredevil” series.

Amazon Studios are doing a Yankee take on the British series “Mad Dogs”.

Entertainment One Films has acquired the U.S. and Canadian distribution rights to ‘’Catch Hell’’, a suspense thriller that will star and be directed by Ryan Phillippe.

According to Colin Firth, who’ll star, James Marsh is attached to direct the Donald Crowhurst movie, with production skedded to begin next year.

Dustin Lance Black is adapting Paramount TV’s event series “Lindbergh” based on A. Scott Berg’s Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of the same name.  Leonardo DiCaprio is one of the producers on the series, which tells of the aviator’s achievements.

Glenn Powell has joined the cast of “Ride Along 2”.

Ewan McGregor is now [apparently] in line for a role in the next season of “True Detective”.

Susan Heyward, Max Fowler and Adam Godley will star in the Sony Playstation series “Powers”, based on the graphic novel of the same name.

Jason Isaacs will lend his lungs to the new “Star Wars : Rebels” animated series.

Universal has tapped Chris Morgan and Alex Kurtzman to reboot their classic monster movie franchises – Frankenstein, The Mummy, and so on. The plan is to form some sort of ‘Avengers’-like universe with the monsters weaving in and out of each other’s vehicles. Kurtzman talks about the plans in this interview with Collider.

The trailer for Syfy’s “12 Monkeys” series is online.