REFINERY29: Handmaid’s Tale Director Is Telling Anne Frank’s Story Next

Reed Morano, known for her work directing the award-winning series, The Handmaid’s Tale, will likely turn her attention next to the harrowing drama, Keeper of the Diary, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The series, which will be produced by Weimaraner Republic Pictures’ Matti Leshem and Lynn Harris for Fox Searchlight, will follow Otto, Anne Frank’s father, as he sets out to find someone to publish his daughter’s now-famous diary that discloses the horrific realities of living in fear and hiding from Nazis during World War II.

DEADLINE: Halle Berry At Center Of ‘Jagged Edge’ Remake At Sony Pictures

Sony Pictures is in the early stages of mounting a remake of the 1985 thriller Jagged Edge, as a star vehicle for Halle Berry. The effort is being led by Steven Bersch, the Sony Worldwide Acquisitions Group head who took over the genre arm Screen Gems. This one could very well be a standard Sony release, but they’re still working that out. The project is a priority and the studio has begun the search for the right writer to draft the new version.  Matti Leshem and Doug Belgrad will produce it. Scott Strauss will oversee for the studio.