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Females Leads to LIVE BY NIGHT

Deadline reports that Ben Affleck has selected Sienna Miller, Zoe Saldana and Elle Fanning to play the female leads in LIVE BY NIGHT.

 

“Miller will play Emma, a girl Coughlin falls in love with at the beginning of the story. She also happens to be the girlfriend of his mobster boss. Saldana plays Graciella Suarez, a woman he meets later as he becomes involved in organized crime in Tampa. Fanning plays Loretta Figgis, a sheriff’s daughter and aspiring actress who gets into trouble.”

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HBO, Paramount Plot ‘Shutter Island’ Series ‘Ashecliffe’ With Martin Scorsese And Dennis Lehane

(Reposted from Deadline)

As the TV biz prepares to celebrate another ground breaking year tonight, underwritten in no small effort by feature talent, the remarkable thing to consider is how much more of this is coming. Here’s one that has great potential: HBO and Paramount Television are making deals to turn the 2010 hit film Shutter Island into a TV series. Tentatively titled Ashecliffe, the plan is for the pilot to be directed by Martin Scorsese from a script by Dennis Lehane, who wrote the bestselling thriller novel that Scorsese and screenwriter Laeta Kalogridis turned into the hit film that Leonardo DiCaprio starred in.

Click here to read the rest of the article on Deadline.

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FaceOff Short Story Anthology Now Available

Edited by #1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci and including stories by Dennis, Michael Connelly, Lee Child, and more, this one-of-a-kind anthology pulls together the most beloved characters from the best and most popular thriller series today. Patrick Kenzie faces off against. Harry Bosch in “Red Eye,” by Dennis and Michael.

Order your copy here.

Boston Public Library wasn’t the target…

When the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon last year, my first glimpse of the incident, via a shaky TV camera, was of the corner of the Boston Public Library. My first thought — wholly unformed — was: Whoever did this hates knowledge. In that moment, I had no idea that the intended victims were Marathon runners and spectators; I thought the target was the library. Time has proven me incorrect about the library but not, I feel, about the knowledge. All fanatics hate knowledge. And when I say knowledge, I’m speaking of the unfettered, unrestricted kind. The kind that isn’t easily contained or easily defined. The kind that doesn’t fit in a jar.

Read the rest of Dennis’s Boston Globe op-ed here.