VARIETY – Zoey Deutch is set to join “Zombieland 2” for Sony Pictures, sources tell Variety.
Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin are reprising their roles
Original “Zombieland” director Ruben Fleischer returns to helm and is re-teaming with original writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, who worked on both “Deadpool” movies. Fleischer most recently directed “Venom” for the studio. Gavin Polone returns as producer; Reese and Wernick will also executive produce.
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VARIETY – Lost City and Bold Crayon are set to produce and finance “Buffaloed,” which will star “Set It Up’s” Zoey Deutch, who will also produce.
Production is set to get underway this month in Toronto with Tanya Wexler directing. Brian Sacca penned the script.
The story follows homegrown hustler Peg Dahl (Deutch), who will do anything to escape Buffalo, N.Y. After getting into some trouble, Peg finds herself crippled by debt and with her chances of a brighter future outside of her hometown squandered, she decides to become a debt collector herself and wages war with the “kingpin” of debt collecting in Buffalo.
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‘The Politician’: Zoey Deutch, Lucy Boynton, Laura Dreyfuss & Rahne Jones Cast In Ryan Murphy’s Netflix Series
DEADLINE – Zoey Deutch, Lucy Boynton, Laura Dreyfuss and Rahne Jones have been cast as series regulars opposite Ben Platt in Ryan Murphy’s Netflix hourlong comedy series The Politician.
Gwyneth Paltrow also is expected to be in the series, from Glee creators Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan, while Barbra Streisand has been in talks.
The series, on which Murphy serves as writer, showrunner and executive producer and frequent collaborators Falchuk and Brennan serve as writers and executive producers, is described as a one-hour comedy with social commentary.
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Max Winkler Indie ‘Flower’ Blooms With Zoey Deutch, Kathryn Hahn, Tim Heidecker & Adam Scott
EXCLUSIVE: Zoey Deutch, Kathryn Hahn, Tim Heidecker and Adam Scott have been set to star in Flower, the Max Winkler-directed coming-of-age story. The script, which made the Black List, was written by YA author-turned scribe Alex McAulay. Pic, about an unlikely bond that forms between a sexually adventurous teenage girl and her mentally unstable step-brother, will start production this summer. Joey Morgan, Dylan Gelula, Maya Eshet, Eric Edelstein and Romy Byrne will also be in the film.
Brandon James of Rough House Pictures is producing with Eric B. Fleischman & Sean Tabibian, whose Diablo Entertainment is financing. Matt Spicer is also a producer. CAA is repping domestic sales.
Zoey Deutch has joined Bryan Cranston and James Franco in Why Him?, a romantic comedy from Fox.
Along Came Polly director John Hamburg is helming the project, which tells of a Midwestern dad (Cranston) who travels with his family to visit his daughter at college, only to involve himself in a battle for her affections with her new, brash tech billionaire boyfriend (Franco).
Deutch is the comedy’s female lead, playing the daughter who is caught between the two men in her life.
Hamburg, whose credits include co-writing the Meet the Parents movies as well as the Zoolanderpics, wrote the script with Ian Helfer. Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps, Ben Stiller’s Red Hour and Jonah Hill are producing the feature, which is set to begin shooting in February.
Jeremy Kramer is overseeing for Fox.
Deutch, the daughter of actress Lea Thompson and director Howard Deutch, will next be seen with Zac Efron and Robert De Niro in Dirty Grandpa.
The actress, who counts Vampire Academy and Beautiful Creatures among her credits, is also the female lead in Richard Linklater’s latest film Everybody Wants Some, which Paramount is set to open in April.
Deutch is repped by CAA and Gilbertson Entertainment.