Saban Films has acquired North American rights to the Daniel Radcliffe-led and Jason Lei Howden-directed darkly comedic sci-fi thriller “Guns Akimbo” following its premiere in Toronto in September. Radcliffe portrays a nerdy video game developer who becomes the next contestant in an illegal live-streamed death match. Samara Weaving, Rhys Darby, Natasha Liu Bordizzo and Ned Dennehy co-star. [Source: Variety]
Further details have emerged regarding newcomer Jayme Lawson’s role in the upcoming Matt Reeves-directed “The Batman” film at Warner Bros. Pictures. A new report has indicated that her character is named Bella and is described as a grassroots political candidate running for office in Gotham. She could potentially serve as a rival to Harvey Dent who is expected to be a character in the film. [Source: io9]
Power to the People
Paramount Pictures is in talks to acquire the George Tillman Jr-directed period drama “Power to the People” about the formation of the Black Panthers and the revolutionary relationship of Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale. Gregory Allen (“Harriet,” “Remember the Titans”) pens the script. [Source: Deadline]
Rob Lowe’s British cop show “Wild Bill” will not get a second season. The ITV series garnered mixed reviews and failed to nab much in the way of ratings. Lowe played an American cop who relocates to the U.K. after being appointed chief constable of the East Lincolnshire Police Force. [Source: Variety]
Netflix has released the first trailer for “Selena: The Series,” the biopic drama starring Christian Serratos as the famed Latina singer whom Jennifer Lopez previously portrayed on film. The singer’s life was cut tragically short due to the violent actions of an obsessed fan. Gabriel Chavarria, Ricardo Chavira, Noemi Gonzalez, Seidy Lopez, and Madison Taylor Baez co-star.