Leighton Meester To Lead "Like Sunday, Like Rain"

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Leighton Meester ("Gossip Girl") has scored the lead in Frank Whaley's indie drama "Like Sunday, Like Rain". Meester plays a struggling musician who becomes the guardian of a 12-year-old music prodigy (Julian Shatkin) one summer.

Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong and "Will and Grace" star Debra Messing are onboard as the boyfriend of Meester’s character and the mother of the boy respectively. Filming is underway in New York.

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Susan Johnson Sets For "Carrie Pilby"

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Susan Johnson Sets For "Carrie Pilby"

Susan Johnson is set to make her feature directorial debut on a film adaptation of Caren Lissner's young adult novel "Carrie Pilby" at Braveart Films.

The story centers on a ninteen-year-old former prodigy who has graduated Harvard with no emotional resources and no idea how she fits into the world.

The project is aiming to be funded via a Kickstarter campaign. Suzanne Farwell and Susan Cartsonis will produce.

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John Travolta To Star "The Forger"

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John Travolta To Star "The Forger"

John Travolta is set to star in Philip Martin's heist film "The Forger" at Code Entertainment and The Solution Entertainment Group.

The story follows Ray Cutter (Travolta), a former child art prodigy and second generation petty thief who arranges to buy his way out of prison to spend time with his ailing son.

He is soon forced to change his plans and commit one last big job for the syndicate who financed his early release.

Richard D’Ovidio ("The Call") penned the ...


Jim Sheridan To Direct "Playing with the Enemy"

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Jim Sheridan To Direct "Playing with the Enemy"

Filmmaker Jim Sheridan ("In America," "In the Name of the Father") has committed to rewrite and direct "Playing With The Enemy" at New Myth Entertainment.

Based on the Gary W. Moore book of the same name about his father, the story follows how 15-year-old Gene Moore was a baseball prodigy drafted by the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1940.

Moore joined the Navy and was stationed at an isolated P.O.W. camp in Louisiana. There, he taught German prisoners how to play baseball.

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Ben McKenzie, Corey Stoll, Elisabeth Moss, Rafe Spall

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Ben McKenzie, Corey Stoll, Elisabeth Moss, Rafe Spall

The Advocates
"Southland" and "The OC" star Ben McKenzie is set to co-star in CBS' drama pilot "The Advocates". "The Mentalist" showrunner Bruno Heller will write and executive produce.

The story revolves around a female lawyer and a male ex-con who team as "victim advocates" and go to the edge of the law to right wrongs and fight for the underdog.

This Is Where I Leave You
Corey Stoll ("House of Cards," "C.O.G.") is set to join ...