Dave Franco Sets ‘Somebody I Use To Know’ As Next Directing Job At Amazon With Alison Brie, Jay Ellis and Kiersey Clemons Set To Star

After making his directing debut with the thriller The Rental, Dave Franco has found his next project to helm as he has come on to direct Somebody I Use To Know for Amazon Studios. Insiders also tell Deadline that Alison Brie, Jay Ellis and Kiersey Clemons are on board to star. Brie also co-wrote the script with Franco and the film will be produced by Temple Hill’s Marty Bowen, Wyck Godfrey, and Isaac Klausner, and Black Bear’s Ben Stillman, Leigh Kittay, and Michael Heimler. Franco, Brie, Temple Hill’s Laura Quicksilver, Black Bear’s Teddy Schwarzman, and Bart Lipton will exec produce.

Phoebe Dynevor Set To EP & Poised To Star In ‘Exciting Times’ Series In Works At Amazon Studios

Bridgerton’s Phoebe Dynevor has found her next TV series starring vehicle. The actress, who received global recognition for her role as Daphne on the hugely popular Netflix Regency-era romance, has closed a deal to executive produce and is attached to star in Exciting Times, a series in development at Amazon Studios that explores contemporary romance with a twist.

Brooklynn Prince, Gil Birmingham, and Caren Pistorius Join ‘The Marsh King’s Daughter’

“The Marsh King’s Daughter” has rounded out its cast with Brooklynn Prince, Gil Birmingham, and Caren Pistorius joining the ensemble of the psychological thriller. They will appear alongside the previously announced Daisy Ridley and Ben Mendelsohn in the big-screen adaptation of Karen Dionne’s best-selling novel of the same name. Neil Burger, the director of “Limitless” and “The Illusionist,” will slide behind the camera on this one.

Ben Mendelsohn To Star Opposite Daisy Ridley In Neil Burger’s ‘The Marsh King’s Daughter’, June Shoot In Canada

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Animal Kingdom actor Ben Mendelsohn is set to star opposite Daisy Ridley in Neil Burger’s (Limitless) upcoming psychological thriller The Marsh King’s Daughter.

Indie Film Temperature Check: Vaccines Roll Out And Production Revs Up But Insurers, Banks Still MIA

With more than 50% of the U.S. adult population at least half vaccinated and studios plotting start dates, visions of a return to normalcy abound. So what’s the prognosis for independent film, when insurers and bank lenders remain on the sidelines even as production perks up?

STXfilms Takes U.S. Rights On Daisy Ridley & Neil Burger Thriller ‘The Marsh King’s Daughter’

We first told you about the Neil Burger-directed thriller The Marsh King’s Daughter, starring Daisy Ridley, which Black Bear Pictures, Anonymous Content and STX International were selling at EFM. Today, STXfilms is taking U.S. rights to the feature, putting them back in business with Burger who directed the $100M-plus B.O. hit for them, The Upside, which the studio licensed from Lantern Entertainment.

Guy Pearce, Monica Bellucci Join Liam Neeson in Action Thriller ‘Memory’

Martin Campbell’s action thriller ‘Memory’ has rounded out its ensemble cast, adding Emmy winner Guy Pearce, Monica Bellucci, Harold Torres, Taj Atwal and Ray Fearon. The actors will star alongside Liam Neeson, who plays Alex Lewis, an expert assassin “with a reputation for discreet precision.”

Bletchley Park Code Breaker Novel ‘The Rose Code’ By Kate Quinn Being Adapted For TV By Black Bear Pictures

Black Bear Pictures, the team behind Benedict Cumberbatch feature film The Imitation Game, is heading back to Bletchley Park – this time for the small screen. The company’s television division has optioned the rights to Kate Quinn’s novel The Rose Code and is developing it as a scripted TV series.