Apple has scrapped plans for its Richard Gere-led drama series “Bastards” after ordering it straight to series last year. The project was said to be scrapped over creative differences and the producers were paid out a large financial penalty.
Howard Gordon and Warren Leight were set to write and serve as showrunners on the project in which Gere would play one of two elderly Vietnam vets and best friends who find their monotonous lives upended when a woman they both loved fifty years ago is killed by a car. [Source: Variety]
Prolific producer Ryan Murphy is reportedly prepping a ten-episode miniseries adaptation of classic musical “A Chorus Line” along with the limited drama biopic “Halston” starring Ewan McGregor as the famed designer. There’s also a Warhol docuseries on the way.
That’s just two of several projects in the works for Murphy who also reveals Patti LuPone will join Holland Taylor in his Netflix original series “Hollywood,” while he’s working with Jessica Lange on a project about Marlene Dietrich in Vegas in the early 1960s. [Source: The Live Feed]
Bruce Springsteen’s “Western Stars” is set for an October 25th theatrical release via Warner Bros. Pictures. Springsteen executive produced the documentary and co-directed with Thom Zimny in a feature that combines archival footage with the Boss’ performance of his new album in its entirety. The film will have its world premiere next week at the Toronto Film Festival. [Source: Deadline]
Fox is developing the animated comedy series “Saloon” which hails from Elliott Kalan and Jenny Jaffe who will both write and executive produce. The project is set in the frontier outpost of Timmy’s Town where Kevin (a woman) runs the local saloon, McClanahan’s, and functions as the townspeople’s unofficial leader/therapist/protector. At the other side of town is do-gooder Sheriff Stacey Leslie (a man) whose only mission is to close Kevin’s ‘sinful’ bar and run her out of town for good. [Source: Variety]