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News Brief: Lebron James Bio-film; DUBLIN MURDERS TV series; FANTASY ISLAND Film Gets Release Date, & More

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News Brief about: Lebron James’ Bio-film; Dublin Murders TV series; Fantasy Island’s Release Date, and More

In brief, new movie news and television show news has broken. Below you will find a brief rundown on all that news and their most significant segments, distilled down to the most salient information.

Lebron James Autobiography Film Greenlit By Universal

NBA superstar LeBron James is having his autobiography Shooting Stars adapted into a feature film by Universal Pictures. Frank E. Flowers, Joel Taylor, and Tony Rettenmaier wrote the screenplay for the Chris Robinson-directed film.

City of Ghosts is being adapted into a The CW TV Series

City of Ghosts, by Victoria Schwab, is being adapted into a one-hour-per-episode drama TV series by The CW.

City of Ghosts‘ plot synopsis: “Ever since Cass almost drowned (okay, she did drown, but she doesn’t like to think about it), she can pull back the Veil that separates the living from the dead . . . and enter the world of spirits. Her best friend is even a ghost.

So things are already pretty strange. But they’re about to get much stranger.

When Cass’s parents start hosting a TV show about the world’s most haunted places, the family heads off to Edinburgh, Scotland. Here, graveyards, castles, and secret passageways teem with restless phantoms. And when Cass meets a girl who shares her “gift,” she realizes how much she still has to learn about the Veil — and herself.

And she’ll have to learn fast. The city of ghosts is more dangerous than she ever imagined.”

Dublin Murders is being adapted into a Starz TV Series

The first two novels in the Dublin Murder, In The Woods and The Likeness by Tana French, are being adapted into an eight-episode crime drama TV series by Starz. “The lead director of Dublin Murders is Saul Dibb supported by John Hayes and Rebecca Gatward.” It was written by Sarah Phelps. Dublin Murder‘s stars Killian Scott, Sarah Greene, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Leah McNamara, Ian Kenny, Eugene O’Hare, Jonny Holden, Conleth Hill, and Peter McDonald.

Dublin Murder‘s plot synopsis: “Dublin Murders follows Rob Reilly (Scott) – a smart-suited detective whose English accent marks him as an outsider – who is dispatched to investigate the murder of a young girl on the outskirts of Dublin with his partner, Cassie Maddox (Greene). Against his better judgment and protected by his friendship with Cassie, he is pulled back into another case of missing children and forced to confront his own darkness. As the case intensifies, Rob and Cassie’s relationship is tested to the breaking point and when Cassie is sent undercover for another murder case, she is forced to come face to face with her own brutal reckoning.”

The series will air on Starz in 2019.

Fantasy Island Gets Theatrical Release Date by Sony

The film version of Fantasy Island will be released in U.S. theaters through Sony Pictures on February 28, 2020.

Doctor Sleep’s Film Production Has Concluded

Doctor Sleep, the sequel to The Shining, has officially finished film production. Now begins post-production and editing on the film that was shot.

Grace and Frankie: Season 5 Premiere Date set by Netflix

The fifth season of Grace and Frankie will premiere on January 18, 2019 on Netflix.

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