The CBS All Access comedy “No Activity,” a remake of the Australian series of the same name, has been renewed for a second season. The story centers on the mundane daily antics of two low-level cops (Tim Meadows and Patrick Brammall) who suddenly find themselves in the throes of a major cartel drug bust. The first season ran for eight episodes. [Source: TV Guide]
Finn Wittrock (“American Horror Story”) will play Judy Garland’s fifth husband Mickey Deans in the upcoming “Judy” starring Renee Zellweger. The Pathe and Calamity Films project tells the true story of the singer and actress’ final concerts in London in 1968.
Additionally, Jessie Buckley as Rosalyn Wilder, the production assistant who looked after Garland during those performances. Tom Edge penned the script with acclaimed British stage director Rupert Goold helming. [Source: Deadline]
Clive Standen (TV’s “Taken,” “Vikings”) will co-star with Theo Rossi (“Luke Cage,” “Sons of Anarchy”) in the crime thriller “Vault” for Verdi Productions. Tom DeNucci is set to direct the film inspired by true events.
The story follows a group of small-time criminals, who in 1975 attempted to pull off the biggest heist in American history – stealing more than $30 million from the mafia in Rhode Island. DeNucci and B. Dolan co-wrote the screenplay. [Source: Deadline]
Momentum Pictures has acquired the domestic distribution rights to the Boaz Yakin-directed horror film “Boarding School” from Maven Pictures. A theatrical and VOD release is planned later this year.
Set at an ominous boarding school where children deemed ‘undesirable’ are committed and its run by a peculiar couple (Will Patton, Tammy Blanchard). A twelve-year-old new student begins to suspect something much more sinister is going on than education following the death of a classmate. [Source: Deadline]
Batso and the Wall
Oscar winning writers Nat Faxon and Jim Rash (“The Descendants”) are set to direct “Batso and the Wall” about legendary American rock climber Warren ‘Batso’ Harding for 3311 Productions. The project will mark their second directorial effort following 2013’s “The Way Way Back” but this time Eamon O’Sullivan will pen the script.
Batso and the Wall will recount the true story of Harding, who gained renown for making the first conquest of El Capitan, a stark granite wall rising skywards in Yosemite National Park in California, in 1958. He died in 2002. [Source: THR]