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David Fincher, Fox Set ‘Gone Girl’ Cast; Tyler Perry To Play Defense Attorney

By | Thursday September 5, 2013 @ 11:04am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: 20th Century Fox, New Regency and director David Fincher are firming up Gone Girl, the Gillian Flynn novel that will star Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike and shoots this fall. Fincher has set Tyler Perry to play Tanner Bolt, the attorney who reps Affleck’s character after his wife disappears, and Neil Patrick Harris is near a deal to play Desi Collings, the wife’s former boyfriend. At the same time, Fincher has set Kim Dickens, Patrick Fugit and Carrie Coon to round out the cast. Fincher is producing the pic with Pacific Standard’s Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea.

Perry’s deal is now closed. Fincher saw him playing the title role in Alex Cross and courted him for the lawyer role. WME and Ziffren repped Perry, who is busy generating his shows for the OWN network and will next be seen onscreen in A Made Christmas, another in his line of Madea films. Harris is starting to ramp up his post-How I Met Your Mother career and also is hosting the Primetime Emmys later this month. He is repped by CAA. Read More »

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Harris Goldberg Puts ‘The List’ Into Production

By | Friday May 17, 2013 @ 8:53am PDT
Mike Fleming

Goose’s List LLC has begun production on The List, which it is financing after buying a spec by Harris Goldberg & Kristen D’Alessio. Goldberg is directing and D’Alessio is producing. Shooting is getting underway in Los Angeles, and Patrick Fugit stars with Jennifer Morrison, Karen Gillan, Aaron Staton, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Giles Martini, Jobeth Williams and Victoria Tennant. Pic is a romantic comedy and Fugit (Almost Famous) plays a young man who undertakes the task of fulfilling a self-improvement list to secure the girl of his dreams. The journey triggers a reexamination of his true self, values and perspective on life. Goldberg and D’Alessio have their next two films financed by Goose List and they are developing several TV projects together.

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Patrick Fugit To Topline ABC Drama Pilot ‘Reckless’, Four Other Pilots Book Actors

By | Tuesday February 26, 2013 @ 4:30pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Patrick Fugit (Almost Famous) has been cast as the lead in ABC‘s drama pilot Reckless. Written/exec produced by Chris Black and directed/exec produced by Martin Campbell, the thriller centers on David (Fugit), a resourceful problem solver who, when his wife Sarah (Eloise Mumford) is unjustly imprisoned during a political uprising overseas, resorts to entering a world of political intrigue, dangerous alliances and high emotional stakes in order to get her out. Fugit is with Gersh and Levin/Brown Management.

Justine Lupe (Harry’s Law) has been cast in Greg Garcia’s CBS comedy pilot Super Clyde, about Clyde (Rupert Grint), a meek, unassuming fast food worker who decides to become a super hero. Lupe, repped by Gersh and Authentic, plays Clyde’s older sister Faith. Read More »

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