Quick News: Day, Talk, Looker, Rapp, Marvel

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Untitled Day & McElhenney Series
F. Murray Abraham, Imani Hakim, David Hornsby, Danny Pudi, Ashly Burch, Charlotte Nicdao and Jessie Ennis have been cast opposite Rob McElhenney in an untitled half-hour scripted comedy series for Apple which McElhenney and Charlie Day are producing.

The story is set in a video game development studio and will explore the intricacies of the human condition through hilarious and innovative ways. [Source: Deadline]

Good Talk
Peter Berg and Michael Lombardo’s Film 44 has scored the rights to Mira Jacob’s graphic novel memoir “Good Talk” to develop as a half-hour comedy series. Jacob is attached to pen the series adaptation while Berg, Lombardo and Eddie Huang is executive producing.

The potential series will follow the bold, wry and intimate memoir about American identity, interracial families, and the realities that divide us. [Source: Deadline]

Looker
Entertainment One has acquired the film rights to Laura Sims’ debut novel “Looker” to develop as a TV series with “The Newsroom” actress Emily Mortimer set to both executive produce and play a role in,.

The story centers on an unravelling Brooklynite, unhappily childless and recently separated, who becomes fixated on a movie star and her perfect family living in the beautiful brownstone next door. Alessandro Nivola will also produce. [Source: Deadline]

Dr. Rapp
Netflix has scored the movie rights to Jeff Maysh’s Atlantic magazine article “Dr. Rapp” and is lining up John Hamburg (“Night School,” “Little Fockers”) to write the script and potentially direct. David Klawans, Michael Sugar and Ashley Zalta will produce.

The story follows a respected neurologist from Beverly Hills who practised medicine in the San Fernando Valley. When he suffered a stroke, an unusual side effect changed his life forever: He couldn’t stop speaking in rhyme. Hershfield then emerged in South Central as a freestyle performer, Dr. Rapp. [Source: The Wrap]

Captain Marvel
Marvel Studios has released both the first clip from and a new TV spot for their “Captain Marvel” feature. The clip sees the titular hero getting into a fight on the roof of a train, while a young Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) try to keep up in a car. The film opens in cinemas next month.