Movies in the Works: Marathon Bombing, Ancient Epics, & More

Lionsgate is developing Boston Marathon bombing movie Stronger, based on the book by survivor Jeff Bauman and Bret Witter.

Exodus isn’t out yet, but it looks like Ridley Scott is taking on David next.

I hope this Wicked Lovely movie buzz actually goes somewhere.

Oooh, Nathan Hale movie! Peter Facinelli has acquired M. William Phelps’s biography of “America’s First Spy.”

Warner Bros. is working on an epic Odysseus movie.

Robert Redford is adapting World War II book Climb to Conquer by Peter Shelton.

Super Bowl Ad for Noah

NoahParamount has released the ad spot for Noah that they will be playing during the Super Bowl on Sunday. The movie stars Russell Crowe, Anthony Hopkins, Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Douglas Booth, and Ray Winstone, and will be in theaters in March. What do you think of this peek at it?

TV in Development: Rasputin, Jessica Jones, The Last Tycoon, & More

More Biblical Adaptations in the Works

In the wake of the History Channel’s success with their miniseries The Bible, which has its finale this weekend on Easter Sunday, others are planning to get into the game. National Geographic Channel is following up their successful Killing Lincoln production (and forthcoming Killing Kennedy) with a third adaptation of Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard’s series, this one Killing Jesus. Meanwhile, Michael Landon Jr. is writing and producing miniseries Jesus of Nazareth for MPCA. Neither production has begun casting yet, so hey, any ideas? Who would you cast as Jesus, Mary, Pontius Pilate, and other iconic figures?

Movie Casting: X-Men, Exodus, Child 44, Maze Runner, Cancer Vixen

Let’s catch up on some movie casting that’s come to light recently.