Logan Lerman Shares A Tank With Brad Pitt

By | Wednesday May 1, 2013 @ 3:37pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVELogan Lerman is joining Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf in Fury, the WWII tank thriller that David Ayer wrote and is directing for QED and Sony Pictures. Lerman will play Norman Ellison, an Army typist and the youngest and most inexperienced member of the crew who is thrust into being a tank gunner.

Sony Pictures won the right to distribute domestically and in most of the world, with some territories belonging to QED, whose Bill Block took a big risk by paying $1 million for Ayer’s spec, and then watched it pay off quickly when Pitt committed to the $80 million film. QED will produce with John Lesher and his Le Grisbi Productions banner. Ethan Smith, Block and Lesher are producing and they are eyeing a fall production start. The action takes place in 1945 as the Nazi regime collapses and the five-man crew of an American tank called Fury battles a desperate German army. Read More »

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Marc Webb Attaches To ‘The Only Living Boy In New York’

By | Wednesday August 15, 2012 @ 4:08pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Amazing Spider-Man helmer Marc Webb has come attached to direct Logan Lerman in The Only Living Boy In New York, an indie that had Horrible Bosses helmer Seth Gordon attached to direct. The Allen Loeb-scripted film is a twisted coming-of-age tale in which a young man (Lerman) … Read More »

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Douglas Booth And Logan Lerman Board Boat For ‘Noah’

By | Monday June 4, 2012 @ 4:31pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Darren Aronofsky is casting up the main roles for Noah, the Biblical epic that stars Russell Crowe. I’m told Aronofsky has set Douglas Booth to play Noah’s son … Read More »

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Logan Lerman Is ‘Only Living Boy In New York’

By | Monday April 18, 2011 @ 8:59am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Logan Lerman is set to star in The Only Living Boy In New York, an indie that now has Horrible Bosses helmer Seth Gordon attached to direct. A fall production start is eyed. The Allen Loeb-scripted film is a … Read More »

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Nina Dobrev Goes From ‘Vampire Diaries’ To ‘The Perks Of Being A Wallflower’

EXCLUSIVE: As Deadline told you, Summit Entertainment post-Twilight Saga is continuing to bet heavily on books for its future franchises. Most are conducive to young casts. Now I can report that another young actress to watch is making the transition … Read More »

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Summit’s Post-’Twilight’ Chapter To Be Underwritten By Book Adaptations

Mike Fleming

The start of Summit Entertainment’s trajectory began when the mini-major convinced Stephenie Meyer to sell her Twilight Saga book series after she’d been left so frustrated by how Paramount Pictures let it languish. Was it a billion dollar lucky break? … Read More »

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Berlin Day 1 Roundup: Emma Watson Goes From ‘Potter’ To ‘Perks,’ Twilight Saga’s Peter Facinelli Pens ‘El Chico Blanco’

Mike Fleming

Summit Entertainment acquired feature rights to The Perks of Being A Wallflower, with novelist Stephen Chbosky adapting and directing his novel. Emma Watson and Logan Lerman star in a coming of age story of a 15-year old crushing hard on … Read More »

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CAA Signs Kami Putnam-Heist Clients Joe Manganiello And Logan Lerman From WME

By | Friday January 14, 2011 @ 5:33pm PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: CAA has signed HBO True Blood star Joe Manganiello and Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief star Logan Lerman. Both actors have followed their agent, Kami Putnam-Heist, who moved from WME to CAA on January 3rd as … Read More »

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Holiday Heist: CAA Signs James Franco & His Agent Kami Putnam-Heist From WME

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: CAA has just hired Kami Putnam-Heist away from WME, and I’m told the talent agent will bring her longtime client James Franco. Putnam-Heist has been with WME for more than five years. She has repped Franco for six years, … Read More »

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Sony Views Screen Tests Of ‘Spider-Man’ Finalists; Decision Expected Shortly

Mike Fleming

spiderman21EXCLUSIVE: Sony’s Columbia Pictures is getting closer to finding its new Spider-Man. I On Friday, studio decision-makers viewed the screen tests of most of the young actors they are seriously considering to play Peter Parker in the Marc Webb-directed relaunch of Spider-Man.

I’m … Read More »

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