Is Lance Armstrong Biopic Dead?; Expendables 2 Set For Repeat Atop The Box Office: Biz Break

Also in Friday morning's round-up of news briefs, Martha Marcy May Marlene director is heading for a TV gig. The Kids Are All Right director eyes her next project. And a British television star eyes joining the cast of August: Osage County.

No More Lance Armstrong Biopic?
News that the 7-time Tour de France winner will be stripped of his titles poses what will be the ultimate outcome of a planned biopic of Armstrong by Sony Pictures. The story might have been straightforward had it been made a few years ago, but now it could go forward - or not - in a different way, Deadline reports.

Expendables 2 Set for Box Office Repeat
There are no new superhero films newcomers Premium Rush and Hit and Run are not expected to take the top spot from last weekend's top earner, Expendables 2. The pic is expected to gross around $14 million, Reuters reports.

Sean Durkin to Direct Channel 4 Mini Southcliffe
Martha Marcy May Marlene director Sean Durkin will make his British TV debut with the U.K.'s Channel 4 drama Southcliffe based on a script by Tony Grisoni who wrote the Red Riding trilogy. The story revolves around the aftermath of a series of shootings in an English market town told through the p.o.v. of a journalist and the victims, Deadline reports.

Lisa Cholodenko Eyes November Criminals
The
Kids Are All Right director is in talks to direct November Criminals for Santa Monica-based Indian Paintbrush. Set in Washington, D.C., the story revolves around a student who goes inside D.C. society while investigating the mysterious death of a fellow student, The Wrap reports.

Benedict Cumberbatch Eyes August: Osage County
The actor who stars on the BBC's Sherlock is in talks to join the cast of The Weinstein Company's adaptation of the Tony Award-winning play that stars Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts and George Clooney, THR reports.



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