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Liam Hemsworth, Adam Devine Join Rebel Wilson in ‘Isn’t It Romantic’

Liam Hemsworth, Adam Devine Join Rebel Wilson in ‘Isn’t It Romantic’
Liam Hemsworth and Adam Devine are set to star opposite Rebel Wilson in the New Line comedy “Isn’t It Romantic.”

Todd Strauss-Schulson is directing the movie.

The film follows a cynical woman, played by Wilson, who discovers that her life has become a romantic comedy. The two actors are involved in a love triangle with Wilson, with Devine playing a character who is stuck in the friend zone and Hemsworth as the object of Wilson’s affections.

Erin Cardillo wrote the first draft of the script. Dana Fox, Katie Silberman, and Paula Pell worked on the screenplay as well, with the most recent revisions by Sam Pitman and Adam Cole-Kelly.

Todd Garner, Grant Scharbo, Gina Matthews, and Jeremy Stein are producing the comedy. Production is set to start in June.

Devine and Wilson last worked together on the “Pitch Perfect” franchise. Devine is currently shooting “Game Over, Man,” a
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Rebel Wilson’s Romantic Comedy Draws Director Todd Strauss-Schulson

Rebel Wilson’s Romantic Comedy Draws Director Todd Strauss-Schulson
Todd Strauss-Schulson will direct Rebel Wilson’s comedy “Isn’t It Romantic” for New Line.

Todd Garner, Grant Scharbo, and Gina Matthews are producing the film. Erin Cardillo wrote the original script with revisions by Dana Fox and Katie Silberman, and the latest draft by Paula Pell

The film follows a cynical woman who doesn’t believe in love and then wakes up to discover that her life has become a romantic comedy.

Wilson starred in both “Pitch Perfect” movies and is attached to the upcoming “Pitch Perfect 3.” Credits for the Australian actress include “Bridesmaids,” “How to Be Single,” “The Brothers Grimsby,” and “Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie.”

Garner produced both the “Paul Blart: Mall Cop” movies, along with “Into the Storm” and “Knight and Day.” Scharbo and Matthews were executive producers on several TV series, including “The Gates,” “Missing,” and “Rush.” Matthews was also a producer on the feature
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New Line's Rebel Wilson Romantic Comedy Finds Director (Exclusive)

New Line's Rebel Wilson Romantic Comedy Finds Director (Exclusive)
Todd Strauss-Schulson, who directed New Line’s 2011 movie A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, is returning to the company for Isn’t It Romantic, a romantic comedy that has Rebel Wilson attached to star.

Todd Garner, Grant Scharbo and Gina Matthews are producing.

The story tells of a cynical woman who discovers that her life has become a romantic comedy, and she goes from sidekick to center stage.

Erin Cardillo wrote the initial script; Dana Fox, Katie Silberman and Paula Pell worked on it as well.

Strauss-Schulson was known for his comedic shorts when he landed the gig of helming...
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‘Saints And Strangers’ Producers Ink First-Look Deal With ITV Studios Group

ITV Studios America and ITV Studios Global Entertainment have inked an first-look scripted development, production and distribution pact with Little Engine Productions, the company co-founded by Gina Matthews and Grant Scharbo. Their recent credits include Nat Geo’s miniseries Saints And Strangers, USA Network’s Rush and ABC’s Missing. Under the overall deal, ITV Studios America will act as Little Engine's studio partner on projects targeting U.S. networks and streaming…
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Rebel Wilson Tapped To Headline Untitled Romantic Comedy At New Line

Pitch Perfect and How to Be Single star Rebel Wilson has closed a deal to headline a new, as-yet-untitled romantic comedy at New Line, Variety has learned.

No word yet of a director to take the reins, though the outlet does reveal Todd Garner (Paul Blart: Mall Cop), Grant Scharbo and Gina Matthews are currently attached to produce. That search for a director will no doubt intensify now that Wilson has boarded the embryonic project, which is shaping up to be a meta rom-com centering on the actress’ cynical lead.

Erin Cardillo was the brains behind the original script, telling the tale of a hopeless singleton who “doesn’t believe in love and then wakes up one day to discover that her life has become a romantic comedy.” Dana Fox and Katie Silberman are the pair working on a revised version of the screenplay. Beyond that, there’s not much
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Rebel Wilson to Star in Romantic Comedy for New Line (Exclusive)

Rebel Wilson to Star in Romantic Comedy for New Line (Exclusive)
Pitch Perfect” star Rebel Wilson is attached to an untitled romantic comedy for New Line, Variety has learned.

Producers are Todd Garner, Grant Scharbo and Gina Matthews. The studio and producers are seeking a director.

Erin Cardillo wrote the original script about a cynical young woman who doesn’t believe in love and then wakes up one day to discover that her life has become a romantic comedy. The rewrite is by Dana Fox and Katie Silberman.

Wilson starred in both “Pitch Perfect” movies and is attached to the upcoming “Pitch Perfect 3.” Credits for the Australian actress include “Bridesmaids,” “How to Be Single,” “Grimsby” and the upcoming “Absolutely Fabulous Movie.”

Garner produced both the “Paul Blart: Mall Cop” movies. Scharbo and Matthews were executive producers on several TV series including “The Gates,” “Missing” and “Rush.” Matthews also was a producer on the feature films “13 Going on 30” and “What Women Want.
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The CW Developing Romantic Dramedy ‘I Do Crew’

The CW has put in development hourlong romantic dramedy I Do Crew from Significant Mother creators Erin Cardillo and Richard Keith, and Little Engine Productions. Written by Cardillo and Keith, I Do Crew focuses on the events leading up to a destination wedding from the point of view of the friends of the bride and groom. Cardillo and Keith will executive produce with Little Engine's Gina Matthews & Grant Scharbo. Warner Bros TV is the studio. Cardillo & Keith are repped…
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Walking the talk — how Saints & Strangers’ native American cast learned to speak Abenaki

Saints & Strangers executive producers Gina Matthews and Grant Scharbo had a quagmire on their hands. Setting out to create the most authentic retelling of the Thanksgiving story ever committed to film — on a blistering schedule — the pair also knew they didn’t want to risk stereotypes for the sake of time. Especially when it came to honoring their Native American characters. • More Saints & Strangers: Think you know the Thanksgiving story? We’re on set as Ngc tells the real tale. “It was a big debate up until two weeks before the actors were starting whether we would … Continue reading →

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The Unique New Way for TV Shows to Get Financed

The Unique New Way for TV Shows to Get Financed
A version of this story first appeared in the Oct. 10 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. When Gina Matthews and Grant Scharbo's Little Engine Productions pitches the event series Saints & Strangers to networks this fall, it will have more to offer than producing services. Thanks to deals with Aver Media and Sony Pictures Television, the executive producers behind USA's Rush now also function as a studio to provide "gap" financing for straight-to-series projects, covering the difference between production costs and the network license fee. Read more Cable's New Business Model: Lower Ratings, Higher Revenue "Producers are

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USA’s New Series Trailers: ‘Rush’, ‘Complications’, ‘Satisfaction’

Check out the trailers for USA Networks’ new dramas as part of the 2014-2015 series orders. We’ve previously seen promos for these, but USA has made full trailers of everything available now that its upfront presentation has concluded. Rush - From Fox 21 and writer/director Jonathan Levine, along with Gina Matthews, Grant Scharbo and executive producer Adam Fierro. Complications - From Fox TV Studios. Written and executive produced by Matt Nix. Satisfaction - From Universal Cable Prods and executive producer/creator Sean Jablonski. Russ Krasnoff also executive produces.
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Hot TV Promo: USA Network’s ‘Rush’

USA Network‘s new medical drama series Rush, from writer-director Jonathan Levine and Fox 21, stars Tom Ellis as Dr. William Rush, who is not your average on-call doctor. He’s not attached to any hospital, he’s highly discreet no matter what the ailment — as long as the client can pay his cash-only premium — and he can party with the best of them. Little Engine’s Gina Matthews and Grant Scharbo executive produce with Levine. Check out the promo:
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Adam Fierro To Run USA Series ‘Rush’

Former Shield executive producer Adam Fierro has been tapped as executive producer/showrunner of USA Network‘s newly picked up drama series Rush, written, directed and executive produced by Jonathan Levine. The project, from Fox 21, centers on Dr. William Rush (Tom Ellis), who is not your average on-call doctor: He’s not attached to any hospital, he’s highly discreet no matter what the ailment — as long as the client can pay his cash-only premium — and the doctor can party with the best of them. Little Engine’s Gina Matthews and Grant Scharbo also executive produce. This marks the first showrunner stint for 24 alum Fierro, repped by ICM Partners and attorney David Fox, who recently worked on Dexter and The Walking Dead.
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'Eureka' Creator Developing Supernatural Drama for NBC (Exclusive)

'Eureka' Creator Developing Supernatural Drama for NBC (Exclusive)
NBC is going supernatural with Andrew Cosby. The network is developing Strange Fiction, a drama from the creator of Eureka, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Strange Fiction, which stems from a spec script, blends humor, heart and horror and centers on a young book editor drawn into the world of the supernatural by a reclusive and quite possibly insane paranormal investigator. Photos: Faces of Fall TV 2013 Cosby will write and executive produce the Universal Television vehicle alongside Little Engine Productions' Gina Matthews and Grant Scharbo and Anonymous Content's Jeff Okin.  For Cosby, Strange Fiction comes a year after Syfy wrapped Colin Ferguson-

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Starz Developing Drama Series About The Birth Of Hip-Hop

Exclusive: Starz has put in development Turf, a drama series project charting the birth of hip-hop from the violence of gang life in 1970s Bronx. It will be written by Patrick Macmanus. This marks the second sale for Macmanus, who also is co-writing with Grant Scharbo the CW’s Sleepy Hollow, an updated take on the headless horseman story. Macmanus, repped by CAA and Evolution Entertainment, currently lives in Zimbabwe where his wife works for the U.S. government. He was last on staff for Starz on Marco Polo and Noir before that.
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Fox, The CW develop rival 'Sleepy Hollow' TV series

Fox, The CW develop rival 'Sleepy Hollow' TV series
The CW is developing a rival Sleepy Hollow TV series to compete with Fox. It was reported last month that Star Trek writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci were in talks to adapt The Legend of Sleepy Hollow for the Fox network. The CW is now developing its own adaptation, Deadline reports. Both projects are based on Washington Irving's 19th century short story. Patrick Macmanus and Grant Scharbo (The Gates) will co-write the second version, described as "a boundary-pushing horror story for television". Sleepy Hollow was previously adapted into a 1999 film (more)
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Warner Bros. TV and The CW Take on Sleepy Hollow For TV

We all read Washington Irving’s short story, The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow, in elementary school. It was one of those assignments where we had to make the obligatory shoebox diorama, displaying our favorite image from the text (I know I’m not the only one!). After all, what’s more cinematic than a headless maniac-ghost on a horse chasing you around in the woods?

When it came time for a Hollywood adaptation, Tim Burton was the obvious choice, as the story is perfectly amenable for being interpreted through a German expressionistic aesthetic. But that was thirteen years ago. Rather than developing another feature film adaptation, it looks like the next incarnation of the Headless Horsemen will be in a television format.

Both The CW and Fox are developing competing TV versions of the story. According to Deadline, The CW’s version has landed at Warner Bros. TV and is
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Warner Brothers on Board with The CW's Take on Sleepy Hollow

With two TV shows brewing their own version of the classic Washington Irving tale, Sleepy Holly, it's going to be interesting to see which falls flat and which gallops away like The Headless Horseman on his ghostly steed.

Deadline reports that The CW’s "Sleepy Hollow" drama has landed at Warner Bros TV. The project was pitched to the network last month with no studio attached, and has now been laid off at one of the CW’s sibling studios, Warner Bros.

The CW was in talks for the pitch, a contemporary take on Washington Irving’s short story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, when another Sleepy Hollow drama project hit the marketplace, one co-written by Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci and directed by Len Wiseman. The development led to the CW pushing the pause button in the negotiations to reaccess the situation. The network eventually proceeded with buying the project,
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The CW Takes On Its Own Sleepy Hollow Television Series

Supernatural and The Vampire Diaries are about to find some company at The CW.  Deadline reports the network has set up a new television series called Sleepy Hollow from Patrick Macmanus and Grant Scharbo.  The show was shopped around last month as a "boundary-pushing" horror series.

This contemporary take on Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow will follow FBI agent Ichabod Crane as he teams up with the town's local law enforcement to investigate a series of beheadings.

This is separate from a competing Sleepy Hollow show over at Fox.  Underworld and Total Recall helmer Len Wiseman will direct the pilot  of that one.  Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Phillip Iscove are taking on writing duties.

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Another Sleepy Hollow Television Series

Supernatural and The Vampire Diaries are about to find some company at The CW.  Deadline reports the network has set up a new television series called Sleepy Hollow from Patrick Macmanus and Grant Scharbo.  The show was shopped around last month as a "boundary-pushing" horror series.

This contemporary take on Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow will follow FBI agent Ichabod Crane as he teams up with the town's local law enforcement to investigate a series of beheadings.

This is separate from a competing Sleepy Hollow show over at Fox.  Underworld and Total Recall helmer Len Wiseman will direct the pilot  of that one.  Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Phillip Iscove are taking on writing duties.

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Sleepy Hollow TV Series Moves Forward at The CW

Get ready for dueling Sleepy Hollow TV projects. Fox already announced that they were moving ahead with a modern-day Sleepy Hollow pitch from Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, and Len Wisemen. Now, it is being reported that The CW is moving forward with their own project.

Warner Bros TV has picked up a Sleepy Hollow pitch, with plans to air it on The CW. It is also described as a contemporary take on The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, although we have no details on how this story will differ from the Fox project.

However, it is described as a project that will be “boundary-pushing horror” for television. After the success of The Walking Dead and American Horror Story, a number of networks have been hoping to replicate their success with genre television.

Patrick Macmanus (Missing) and Grant Scharbo (Missing/The Gates) are co-writing the project and we’ll provide more details
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