Afternoon News Update for Wednesday, March 11, 2015.

Hi all! Here’s your afternoon news update for Wednesday, March 11, 2015:


Skydance Productions Developing ‘Three Days of the Condor’ Remake for TV
David Ellison’s Skydance Productions
is leaning more into television. The company is developing a small-screen remake of Sydney Pollack’s Three Days of the Condor. Skydance, producing in partnership with MGM and Paramount TV, is currently shopping the project to networks — though it’s still too early to tell if it will be a miniseries or something with more legs. Jason Smilovic and Todd Katzberg are writing. The 1975 political thriller starred Robert Redford as a bookish CIA analyst who gets caught up in a conspiracy and spends 72 tours trying to elude death after his co-workers are all murdered.

CBS’ ‘Mom,’ ‘Mike & Molly’ Renewed for 2015-16 Season
Giving exec producer Chuck Lorre three series on the air next season.


Gabriel Luna To Star In ABC’s ‘LA Crime’
Matador star Gabriel Luna is set as the co-lead opposite Adam Rothenberg in ABC’s drama pilot L.A. Crime, from ABC Studios and Mandeville.

Christina Milian Joins John Stamos Fox Pilot ‘Grandpa’
Singer-actress Christina Milian is set as a lead opposite John Stamos and Josh Peck in Fox’s single-camera comedy pilot Grandpa, from ABC Studios and 20th TV.

Shawn Hatosy To Co-Star In CBS Pilot ‘For Justice’; ‘Game Of Silence’, ‘Uncle Buck’ Add Cast
Southland starShawn Hatosy has booked a lead role opposite Anika Noni Rose in CBS’ civil rights crime drama pilot For Justice. Deidrie Henry has landed a supporting role in NBC’s drama pilot Game Of Silence. Sayeed Shahidi is set as one of the young leads in Uncle Buck, ABC‘s single-camera comedy pilot.

Dilshad Vadsaria Joins ‘Frankenstein’; ‘The Adversaries’, ‘The Catch’, ‘LA Crime’ Add Cast
Dilshad Vadsaria
has been cast in a lead role in the Fox pilot Frankenstein. Enuka Okuma is set as lead opposite Terry O’Quinn and Christine Lahti in the ABC drama pilot The Adversaries. Rose Rollins has signed on for a regular role on ABC drama pilot The Catch. Anne Winters has landed a regular role opposite Adam Rothenberg and Holley Fain in ABC’s drama pilot L.A. Crime: The Sunset Strip.

‘Scandal’ Casts ‘True Blood’ Alum as Mellie’s Sister
Lauren Bowles
will guest star opposite scene-stealer Bellamy Young.


Joe Carnahan to Direct ‘Motorcade’ for DreamWorks
Joe Carnahan
has closed a deal to direct the action pic “Motorcade” for DreamWorks. Carnahan will write and direct the movie, with Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald executive producing. Billy Ray wrote the most recent draft. The story revolves around terrorists attacking the President’s motorcade as it navigates through Los Angeles.


Participant Media Ups Gabriel Brakin to EVP, Business and Legal Affairs
Participant Media has promoted Gabriel Brakin to executive vice president of business and legal affairs.

Focus Features Names Jim Burke President of Production
Veteran producer Jim Burke has been named President of Production at Focus Features, the company announced Wednesday.


NYT: Nielsen Reports 2 in 5 U.S. Households Subscribe to Video Streaming Services
About two in five American households now subscribe to a video streaming service like Netflix, Amazon Prime or Hulu Plus, according to a new report from the media measurement company Nielsen that tracked the penetration of the digital offerings.