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Rainn Wilson to Star in Utopia, New Amazon Series From Gillian Flynn

Adapted from the British series of the same name, Utopia centers on a group of young adults who meet online that are mercilessly hunted by a shadowy deep state organization after they come into possession of a near-mythical cult underground graphic novel. Within the comic’s pages, they discover the conspiracy theories that may actually be real and are forced into the dangerous, unique and ironic position of saving the world. – Michael Ausiello, TVLine » https://ift.tt/2tvUNVN
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Al Pacino Poised To Make TV Series Starring Debut In ‘The Hunt’

The Hunt follows a diverse band of Nazi Hunters living in 1977 New York City. The Hunters, as they’re known, have discovered that hundreds of high ranking Nazi officials are living among us and conspiring to create a Fourth Reich in the U.S. The eclectic team of Hunters will set out on a bloody quest to bring the Nazis to justice and thwart their new genocidal plans. – Mike Fleming Jr, Deadline Hollywood » http://bit.ly/2D0JbQr

‘Mozart in the Jungle’ Renewed by Amazon for Season 3

Amazon has renewed “Mozart in the Jungle” for a third season. The comedy is returning, the streaming site announced on Tuesday, following its Golden Globe wins last month for best TV series (comedy or musical) and best actor in a TV series (comedy or musical) for star Gael Garcia Bernal. – Maane Khatchatourian, Variety

Amazon Confirms 6 Pilots From Shane Black, Sacha Baron Cohen, Tig Notaro & Louis CK, Others

photo: Deadline Hollywood

This morning [Amazon] officially unveiled its lineup of 6 fall 2015 pilots: Western Edge, from Shane Black and Fred Dekker, starring Max Martini, Ryan Kwanten and Yvonne Strahovski; the 1969 newsroom-set Good Girls Revolt, starring Genevieve Angelson, Chris Diamantopoulos and Jim Belushi; Highston, a comedy about a 19-year old (Lewis Pullman) produced by Sacha Baron Cohen and co-starring Mary Lynn Rajskub and Chris Parnell, with Shaquille O’ Neal and Flea playing themselves; Tig Notaro/Diablo Cody/Louis C.K.’s dark comedy One Mississippi; political thriller Patriot co-starring Terry O’Quinn; and Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald bio-series Z starring Christina Ricci, directed by Tim Blake Nelson. – Nellie Andreeva, Deadline Hollywood

Amazon dabbles in original movies with Spike Lee’s ‘Chi-Raq’

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“Chi-Raq” is the film’s working title at the moment; the movie was written by Spike Lee and Kevin Willmott, with Lee serving as director. The movie focuses on the problem of violence in Chicago’s inner city, and it will be starring several well known celebrities: Samuel L. Jackson, Wesley Snipes, Nick Cannon, Angela Bassett, Jennifer Hudson, John Cusack, and more. Teyonah Parris will be playing the lead character as her breakout role. – Brittany Hillen, SlashGear

Amazon Studios Sets ‘Casanova’ Cast, Names Jean-Pierre Jeunet to Direct

Amazon Studios has cast its yet-untitled original series about Giacomo Casanova, the legendary 18th century lover and spy, and set France’s Jean-Pierre Jeunet (“Amélie,” “The City of Lost Children”) to helm.

Mexico’s Diego Luna (“Y tu mamá también,” “Elysium,” “Milk”) will star as Casanova, with other key cast to include Ben Daniels (“House of Cards,” “Locke”) as Francois-Joachim-Pierre de Bernis and Miranda Richardson (“Harry Potter,” “World Without End”) as the Jeanne Camus de Pontcarré – John Hopewell, Variety

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