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Boaz Yakin’s Horror Thriller ‘Boarding School’ Acquired By Momentum Pictures

Written and directed by Yakin (Remember the Titans, Safe), the pic is produced by Maven Pictures’ Trudie Styler (Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels, Still Alice, American Honey) and Celine Rattray (The Kids Are All Right, Still Alice, American Honey) as well as Scott Lochmus (The Joneses, London Town), and Jason Orans (Goodbye Solo, Night Catches Us).

‘Charles in Charge’ Star Alexander Polinsky Accuses Scott Baio of Sexual Abuse

Polinsky is the second Baio accuser to emerge following “Charles in Charge” star Nicole Eggert, who has also alleged Baio sexually abused her as a minor. Eggert is also represented by Bloom.
Polinsky will break his silence on Wednesday during a press conference to describe the sexual harassment and abuse he claims he endured at the hands of Baio. Eggert will also attend the press conference to give a short statement.
Baio’s lawyer will hold a dueling news conference in his Los Angeles office on the same day at 2 p.m. PT.

A Seinfeld Revival? Jerry Seinfeld Admits to Ellen: ‘It’s Possible’

Seinfeld fans, a warning: This news may make you want to shove the nearest person and shout, “Get! Out!”
Jerry Seinfeld, in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres on Tuesday’s Ellen, didn’t rule out the idea of a Seinfeld revival. In fact, when asked if his iconic ’90s sitcom could follow in the footsteps of recent revivals like Will & Grace and Roseanne, he admitted: “It’s possible.” Cue the loud screams of approval from Ellen’s studio audience.

‘Sicario 2’ Director Tapped to Helm ‘Call of Duty’ Film (EXCLUSIVE)

Activision Blizzard Studios, a film division of the popular gaming company Activision Blizzard, is ramping up developing on its adaptation of its video game “Call of Duty” and looks to have a director in its sights.
Sources tell Variety that “Sicario 2: Soldado” helmer Stefano Sollima is in negotiations to direct an adaptation of the popular video game.

Ryan Murphy Inks Mammoth Overall Deal With Netflix

In another shock to the traditional TV ecosystem, prolific producer Ryan Murphy is moving to Netflix under a record-setting deal valued at $250 million-$300 million.
The five-year pact calls for the showrunner to produce new series and films exclusively for Netflix. The deal starts July 1, when his current deal with 20th Century Fox TV expires. Murphy’s move comes as his longtime studio home of Fox begins a period of transition with its expected sale of the 20th Century Fox studio and FX Networks cable group to Disney.

Matthew McConaughey-Anne Hathaway Drama ‘Serenity’ Gets Awards-Season Release Date

Aviron has given an awards-season release date of Sept. 28 to “Serenity,” starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway.
“Serenity” centers on a fishing boat captain (McConaughey), who is forced to grapple with his mysterious past after a glamorous woman (Hathaway) crashes up against his simple life on a small island in the Caribbean and leaves him questioning his reality. Jason Clarke (“Mudbound”), Djimon Hounsou (“In America”), and Diane Lane (“Unfaithful”) co-star in the film.

X-Men Spinoff: Kitty Pryde Movie in the Works From Brian Michael Bendis, Tim Miller

The duo are developing a project called 143, which will be set in the X-Men universe, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Bendis, who wrote various X-Men comics during his almost 20 years at Marvel, will write the script, while Miller will direct.

Hannah Simone to Lead ABC’s ‘Greatest American Hero’ Reboot

Hannah Simone is ABC’s new “Greatest American Hero.”
The “New Girl” alum will star in the network’s remake of the 1980s comedy series, which was ordered to pilot last month

LeBron James to Produce ‘House Party’ Reboot for New Line (Exclusive)

As Los Angeles hosts its first NBA All-Star shindig in seven years, LeBron James is prepping a Hollywood bash of his own.
The megastar and his SpringHill Entertainment partner, Maverick Carter, are producing a new House  Party, which will revive the Kid ’n Play–fronted New Line comedy franchise that started in 1990 and was followed by sequels in 1991 and 1994. Atlanta’s Stephen Glover and Jamal Olori will pen the screenplay.

Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish to Star in New Line and DC’s ‘The Kitchen’

Melissa McCarthy and Tiffany Haddish will star in New Line Cinema and DC’s “The Kitchen,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.
Haddish’s deal is done, while McCarthy is in final negotiations for the project. Andrea Berloff will make her directorial debut with the female mob story, with a screenplay she wrote based on the 2014 comic book series by Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle.