Robert Zemeckis to Direct Adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Witches

Robert Zemeckis to direct Adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Witches Variety reports director Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future, Flight, Forrest Gump) is in final negotiations with Warner Bros. to direct The Witches, a feature film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s novel. Zemeckis will also pen the script for the adaptation and will produce with partner…

Spolight’s Tom McCarthy to Direct S-Town Film Adaptation

Spotlight’s Tom McCarthy to direct S-Town film adaptation Deadline reports that Participant Media has acquired the feature film rights to S-Town, the This American Life podcast spin-off. Tom McCarthy (Spotlight, The Cobbler) is currently in negotiations to direct the film with Samuel Hunter (The Healing) in talks to pen the script. This American Life will be producing the film. S-Town began…

Freaky Friday Gets a Music-Driven Modern Adaptation for Disney Channel

Freaky Friday gets a music-driven modern adaptation for Disney Channel The Disney Channel is bringing a contemporary body-swap story, Freaky Friday, told for a new generation in a music-driven, comedic movie that is set to premiere on Friday, August 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Cozi Zuehlsdorff (Dolphin Tale) and Heidi Blickenstaff (The Little Mermaid, the…