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Mireille is headed back to AMC! This time for a lighter note as she joins Bob Odenkirk in the comedy-drama series, Straight Man. It is an adaptation of Richard Russo’s novel of the same name.

DEADLINE – In the dramedy, from TriStar TV, William Henry Devereaux Jr. (Odenkirk) is the unlikely and reluctant chairman of the English department in an underfunded college in the Pennsylvania rust belt. His discontent is rooted in unresolved issues with his father, a mediocre and entitled student body, and in the fact that his department is more savagely divided than the Balkans.

Enos will play Lily Devereaux, the emotionally grounded, unflappable wife of Hank Devereaux, Jr. (Odenkirk), and the Vice Principal of the local high school in rural Pennsylvania where they live. As Hank’s life starts to unravel, Lily begins to question the path she’s on and the choices she’s made. She’ll start to explore other opportunities for herself while doing her best to keep Hank and their adult daughter on track.

“We could not be more thrilled to have Mireille on board to play Lily. She brings with her a steamer trunk full of dramatic chops, an unflinching eagerness to explore character, and a megawatt smile that absolutely lights up every Zoom. She’s a delight.” said Zelman and Lieberstein, who are adapting the book and will serve as co-showrunners.

Mireille is one of the latest additions to the cast of courtroom drama Miranda’s Victim! Ryan Phillippe, Kyle MacLachlan, and Taryn Manning are also joining the project.

DEADLINE – Ryan Phillippe (MacGruber), Mireille Enos (Hanna), Kyle MacLachlan (Twin Peaks) and Taryn Manning (Orange Is the New Black) are the latest additions to Michelle Danner’s courtroom drama, Miranda’s Victim. They join an ensemble led by Abigail Breslin, which also includes Luke Wilson, Andy Garcia and Donald Sutherland, as previously announced.

The film will tell the true story of Trish Weir (Breslin), who in 1963 was kidnapped and brutally raped by Ernesto Miranda. Committed to putting her assailant in prison, Trish’s life is destroyed by America’s legal system as she triggers a law that transforms the nation. Her case notably results in the establishment of the Miranda rights afforded to criminal suspects taken in police custody, to ensure the admissibility of statements made during interrogation, as part of subsequent criminal proceedings.

Phillippe will play the ACLU lawyer Flynn, who successfully argues in front of the Supreme Court to get the landmark ruling for the Miranda Rights, with MacLachlan as Chief Justice Warren, who announces the ruling. Enos will portray Trish’s mother Zeola, who struggles to support her daughter while processing her own trauma, with Manning as Miranda’s wife Twila, whose testimony is pivotal in the case.

The film written by George Kolber and J. Craig Stiles is currently in production in New Jersey, with Danner and Kolber producing alongside Valerie Debler, Brian Drillinger and Alexandra Guarnieri. The production company involved is Navesink River Productions.

This October, Amazon Prime Video will be hosting Welcome to the Blumhouse, an eight genre movie anthology, just in time for Halloween. One of the movies premiering on October 6th is The Lie, written and directed by The Killing producer Veena Sud! The official synopsis sounds intense; we can’t wait for a trailer!

A divorced mother and father find themselves trapped in a living nightmare when their daughter confesses to murder in The Lie, a gripping psychological thriller about the lengths parents will go to in order to protect their child. While driving his 15-year-old daughter Kayla (Joey King) and her best friend Brittany (Devery Jacobs) to a weekend retreat in the dead of winter, aging rocker Jay (Peter Sarsgaard) pulls over to the side of the road for a quick bathroom break. Although the two girls enter the surrounding woods together, only Kayla returns. Terrified she could be tried as an adult, Jay and his ex-wife Rebecca (Mireille Enos) cover up Kayla’s crime with a web of lies and deceit. But the truth won’t stay buried, and as one mistake leads to another, the desperate parents discover that what actually happened in those icy woods is more shocking than they imagined.

Great news, everyone! Hanna will be returning for a third season!

TVLine – “I’m absolutely thrilled to be able to give Hanna a third season,” series creator David Farr said. “When we set out on this journey, I had in my mind a drama that would excavate Hanna’s past, challenge her in entirely new ways and answer the question: Can she ever belong? I am truly grateful to Amazon and NBCU that we are able to continue that vision. I am also deeply indebted to Esmé Creed-Miles and to Mireille Enos for their continuing commitment and enormous talent as we take Hanna and Marissa into new and unexplored terrain. It’s going to be an exciting third act.”

Added Vernon Sanders, co-head of television at Amazon Studios: “David continues to deliver a series that’s elevated and action-packed, with twists you won’t see coming and characters you really care about. We’re very excited to team with NBCUniversal to bring our Prime Video customers around the world another season of adventure with Hanna.”

This is not a drill, Hanna has been renewed for a second season!

DEADLINE – “We knew we had something unique with Hanna, and with the added momentum from its special post-Super Bowl preview, Amazon Prime Video customers worldwide agreed,” said Albert Cheng, Co-Head of Television, Amazon Studios. “Since it debuted only ten days ago, Hanna has had a tremendous response, and we’re thrilled with not only how it has performed for us on the service, but with the action-packed world David Farr has created for the series and the stellar cast, led by Esmé Creed-Miles, Mireille Enos, and Joel Kinnaman. We’re excited to give fans a chance to see Hanna continue her journey on Amazon.”

Season Two will be written by Farr, who also serves as Executive Producer. Tom Coan will serve as Executive Producer for NBCUniversal International Studios. Executive Producers for Working Title Television are Andrew Woodhead, Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan. Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements will also serve as Executive Producers alongside Scott Nemes. Laura Hastings-Smith is Series Producer (The Little Drummer Girl, Hunger).

“I am very much looking forward to taking Hanna on the next stage of her journey,” said Farr. “It’s been a wonderful experience so far, and I feel hugely supported by NBCU, Working Title and Amazon. The next season will take us into a whole new imaginative world. I can’t wait to explore fresh terrain for this lonely young woman who wants only to belong, but who has to fight every day just to survive.”

Jeff Wachtel, President, NBCUniversal International Studios added, “It’s a wonderful example of what we look to do as a Studio – a brilliant idea brought to life by a world class creative team.”

DEADLINE – The sequel to the half-billion-plus grossing 2013 zombie pic is off again. Due to budget issues, the David Fincher-directed, Plan B produced sequel to World War Z is not moving forward. Cameras were to roll this summer in Atlanta. It’s unclear at this point in time whether it will go back into development or be shelved indefinitely.

The sequel has been through different hands; J.A. Bayona at one point kicked the tires of the sequel in late 2013.

The first movie based on the Max Brooks had budget complications, skyrocketing to $220M with Damon Lindelof coming in for rewrites during production on that Marc Forster-directed pic. With combined marketing and production costs of $430M, World War Z barely broke even.

Great news! Amazon’s Hanna will be leading the TV portion of this year’s Berlin Film Festival, which will run from February 7th to 17th. Main stars Esmé Creed-Miles, Joel Kinnaman, and Mireille Enos are expected to be there. Here’s the full line-up:

Hanna – UK
Director: Sarah Adina Smith (Legion, Room 104, Buster’s Mal Heart)
Cast: Esmé Creed-Miles, Joel Kinnaman, Mireille Enos
Broadcaster: Amazon Prime Video

M – A City Hunts a Murderer – Austria
Director: David Schalko (BraunschlagOld Money)
Cast: Sarah Viktoria Frick, Verena Altenberger, Christian Dolezal, Gerhard Liebmann, Lars Eidinger, Sophie Rois, Moritz Bleibtreu, Bela B Felsenheimer, Udo Kier
Broadcaster: ORF, TV NOW

Twice Upon A Time – France
Director: Guillaume Nicloux (The NunThe Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq)
Cast: Gaspard Ulliel, Freya Mavor
Broadcaster: ARTE

Quicksand – Sweden
Directors: Per-Olav Sørensen (Nobel)
Cast: Hanna Ardéhn, Felix Sandman, William Spetz, David Dencik, Reuben Sallmander
Broadcaster: Netflix

8 Days – Germany
Creators: Rafael Parente (Welcome to HindafingBlockbustaz), Peter Kocyla (Die Chefin, Cold Shadows)
Directors: Stefan Ruzowitzky (AnatomyThe Counterfeiters), Michael Krummenacher (Sibylle, Wonderland)
Cast: Christiane Paul, Mark Waschke, Lena Klenke, Fabian Hinrichs, Nora Waldstätten, Devid Striesow, Henry Hübchen, Murathan Muslu, David Schütter, Luisa-Céline Gaffron, Claude Heinrich
Broadcaster: Sky Deutschland

False Flag 2 – Israel
Creators: Maria Feldman (FaudaAbsentia) & Leora Kamenetzky (FaudaReds)
Director: Oded Ruskin (The Baker and the Beauty, Absentia)
Cast: Miki Leon, Hanna Azoulay Hasfari, Neta Riskin, Yiftach Klein, Yousef (Joe) Sweid, Lihi Kornowski, Moran Rosenblatt, Hani Furstenberg, Angel Bonanni
Broadcaster: Keshet Broadcasting

Follow the Money III – Denmark
Creator: Jeppe Gjervig Gram (Borgen)
Director: Søren Balle (NorskovRide Upon the Storm)
Cast: Thomas Hwan, Esben Smed, Maria Rich
Broadcaster: DR1