Quick News: Halloween, Torrance, Spy, Prophet

Doing promotion for “Halloween” this week, actress Jamie Lee Curtis has been fairly brutally honest about her past history with the franchise and how she’s churned out some not so great entries in the past:

“The real stamp of approval is John Carpenter’s, not mine. Because I made a couple of [rubbish] ones. Did you see Resurrection?! Halloween II wasn’t great. H20 was okay. Resurrection is a piece of [crap]. But the seal of approval was John Carpenter.” [Source: BBC]

Janina Gavankar (“Sleepy Hollow,” “Blindspotting”) is in final talks for the female lead role in Gavin O’Connor’s “Torrance” at Warner Bros. Pictures.

Ben Affleck plays a former basketball all-star who has lost his wife (Torrance) and family foundation in a struggle with addiction. He attempts to regain his soul and salvation by becoming the coach of a losing high school basketball team at his alma mater before his drinking gets the best of him. [Source: Deadline]

My Spy
Ken Jeong, Parisa Fitz-Henley, and Chloe Coleman have joined the Dave Bautista-led action-comedy “My Spy” for STXFilms. Peter Segal is directing the script penned by Jon and Erich Hoeber, while Chris Bender and Jake Weiner are producing.

Bautista plays a hardened CIA operative who finds himself at the mercy of a precocious nine-year-old girl, having been sent undercover to surveil her family. The film is currently in production in Toronto. [Source: Variety]

A Prophet
Producers Marco Cherqui and Pascal Caucheteux are planning a TV series adaptation of Jacques Audiard’s acclaimed 2009 prison drama “A Prophet”. Abdel Raouf Dafri and Nicolas Peufaillit are penning the series.

The series will be a full remake and follows the trajectory of a young Arab man from an underprivileged suburb who ends up behind bars and becomes a different man. [Source: Variety]