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Quickies: Rockford, Coup, Bully, Anchorman

By Garth Franklin Friday November 1st 2013 05:30AM
Quickies: Rockford, Coup, Bully, Anchorman

The Rockford Files
Nic Pizzolatto, the creator of HBO's upcoming "True Detective" and a staff writer on AMC's "The Killing", has come on board to pen the new cinematic take on the classic 1970s NBC series "The Rockford Files" for Universal Pictures.

James Garner starred in the original series as a scrappy and disheveled P.I. who makes a living taking on cold cases from this low-rent mobile home. Vince Vaughn takes on the role in the remake. [Source: Deadline]

The Coup
Principal photography kicked off in Thailand yesterday on John Erick Dowdle's action thriller "The Coup" at Bold Films. Drew Dowdle, Michel Litvak and David Lancaster are producing.

Owen Wilson and Lake Bell star as the parents in an American family living in Southeast Asia who find themselves caught in the middle of a military uprising. Pierce Brosnan plays a heroic government operative. [Source: Screen]

The Bully Pulpit
DreamWorks has optioned Doris Kearns Goodwin’s new novel "The Bully Pulpit" which deals with the friendship turned rivalry between Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft. [Source: Deadline]

Anchorman: The Legend Continues
Just in time for Halloween, two promo spots for the comedy sequel "Anchorman: The Legend Continues" have been unveiled. Both feature a special Halloween message from Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), one for the United States and one for the United Kingdom.

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