Fairy Tale Ending
“The Help” co-stars Bryce Dallas Howard and Octavia Spencer are set to re-team for the female ensemble comedy “Fairy Tale Ending” at Universal Pictures. Both, along with Seth MacFarlane, will produce the project with story details under wraps. Jim Hecht and Tracy McMillan are writing the screenplay. [Source: Deadline]
Voltage Pictures will produce and fully finance “Lakeview Terrace” and “Obsessed” writer David Loughery’s latest thriller “Blackwing”. The story centers on a pilot playing a deadly game of cat and mouse with an airborne serial killer and is said to be in the vein of thrillers like “Duel” and “Breakdown”. [Source: Variety]
The Legitimate Wiseguy
“The Killing Fields” and “The Mission” helmer Roland Joffe will direct the independent mobster drama “The Legitimate Wiseguy” which will be shot in Los Angeles and Las Vegas for Monaco Films.
The film is based on the true coming-of-age story of veteran writer/producer Nicholas Celozzi and his relationship with mob enforcer Tony Spilotro, the man who inspired Joe Pesci’s character in Scorsese’s “Casino”. Spilotro was murdered in 1986. [Source: Variety]
Former “Mad Men” actress January Jones has scored a leading role opposite Kaya Scodelario in Netflix’s upcoming competitive figure skating drama series “Spinning Out”. Samantha Stratton (“Mr. Mercedes”) created the series about an up-and-coming, high-level single skater who’s about to turn in her skates after a disastrous fall took her off the competition track.
She seizes an opportunity to continue her career as a pair skater with talented bad-boy partner Justin (Evan Roderick), she risks exposing a fiercely kept secret that could unravel her entire life. Jones will play Carol Baker, mother of the young skater and a former high-level figure skater herself who forfeited her dreams when she became pregnant. [Source: Deadline]
Syfy has set a March 27th premiere date for the second season of “Happy!” and released the first trailer for the comedy show’s return. The second season sees alcoholic ex-cop turned hit man Nick Sax (Christopher Meloni) and his bizarre imaginary kinda-unicorn-looking pal Happy (voiced by Patton Oswalt) on the trail of a child kidnapping ring.