EXCLUSIVE: Bad Boys and Midnight Run scribe George Gallo is set to direct his ninth feature Bigger about bodybuilding pioneer brothers Joe and Ben Weider, who against all odds, battled poverty and anti-Semitism to create the fitness industry as we know it. Tyler Hoechlin from Richard Linklater’s Everybody Wants Some, MTV’s Teen Wolf and MGM’s upcoming The Domestics will play Joe Weider, who discovered Arnold Schwarzenegger and founded the International Federation of Bodybuilding which operates today in 55 countries.

Bigger was written by Brad and Ellen Furman, Andy Weiss and Gallo. Production begins next month in Alabama. Weiss and Gallo wrote the latter’s 2009 film Middle Men about internet porn architect Jack Harris. Weiss is one of the writers on Sony’s Yann Demange-directed movie White Boy Rick due out on Jan. 26. Steve Lee Jones’ Bee Holder Productions banner is producing Bigger with Scott LaStaiti.

“The brothers’ story sets a powerful example of what hard work and extreme focus can achieve for the youth of today. These brothers literally changed the world” says Jones. [Source]

Best Guest Performance on a Television Series:
Ian Bohen “Teen Wolf” (MTV)
Tyler Hoechlin “Supergirl” (The CW)
Anthony Hopkins “Westworld” (HBO)
Leslie Jordan “American Horror Story: Roanoke” (FX)
Jeffrey Dean Morgan “The Walking Dead” (AMC)
Dominique Pinon “Outlander” (Starz)

Voltage Pictures is to fully finance and co-produce “Departures,” a drama featuring a teenager with a terminal illness who is helped by a geeky friend to gamely embark on a list of final things to do.

Co-produced with BCDF Pictures, the film will start production April 24 in New York with Peter Hutchings (“The Outskirts,” “Rhymes with Banana”) directing from a script written by Fergal Rock.

Production is by Claude Dal Farra, Brice Dal Farra, and Brian Keady for BCDF and Nicolas Chartier and Alissa Phillips for Voltage. Voltage is handling international sales. U.S. rights are handled jointly by CAA and Voltage.

Asa Butterfield (“The Space Between Us”) stars alongside Maisie Williams (“Game of Thrones”,) with cast also including Nina Dobrev (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Flatliners”,) and Tyler Hoechlin (“Teen Wolf,” “Fifty Shades Freed”.) [Source]

Let the race begin! The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) has officially kicked off the 2016-17 awards season with this morning’s nominations for the 26th Annual Gotham Awards, which will take place November 28 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. While not the largest awards show of season, the Gothams are one of the most important platforms for indies looking to get a real jump start in the race. 

Best Feature
“Certain Women”
“Everybody Wants Some!!”
“Manchester by the Sea”
“Moonlight”
“Paterson”

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As per a few websites listings of the upcoming guest of Carson’s Late Night show, Tyler will be appearing on Next week.

Wednesday, October 12: Guests include Tyler Hoechlin with musical guest Mothers and guest Kyle Kinane.

Kate Bosworth is in final negotiations to star in Mike P. Nelson’s The Domestics with Tyler Hoechlin (Supergirl) negotiating to join her in the post-apocalyptic thriller. The film was written and will be directed by Nelson who previously worked on Diners Drive-Ins and Dives and directed several episodes of Studio Luma. Hollywood Gang is producing the picture.

RelatedJackie Chan, Owen Wilson In Development On Another ‘Shanghai Noon’
The story takes place in a futuristic wasteland when a young couple travels through a harrowing, gang-ravaged countryside in an attempt to make it home. Gianni Nunnari and Shannon Gaulding are producing, and Adam Krentzman and Kurt Johnstad will be exec producers. [Source]

Academy Award winner J.K. Simmons, swimsuit model Nina Agdal, “Fall Out Boy” bassist Pete Wentz, U.S. soccer legend Landon Donovan and former Padres great Trevor Hoffman are among the first round of participants announced Monday by Major League Baseball for the All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game on July 10 at Petco Park in San Diego.

Also participating will be actor Tyler Hoechlin, a former Arizona State infielder better known as one of the stars of Richard Linklater’s critically acclaimed film “Everybody Wants Some” and the 2017 sequel to “Fifty Shades of Grey.” Mark-Paul Gosselaar, star of this fall’s FOX series “Pitch,” will play along with Sterling K. Brown, a star of “The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” and NBC’s highly anticipated fall dramedy “This Is Us.” [Source]

Supergirl has officially found its Superman.

The Hollywood Reporter has learned that the CBS-turned-CW series has cast Teen Wolfgrad Tyler Hoechlin as Superman/Clark Kent. The newest version of the iconic superhero will first be seen visiting his cousin Kara (Melissa Benoist) in National City at the beginning of the series’ second season when it moves to its new home on The CW.

“Greg [Berlanti] and I have wanted to work with Tyler for ages, so this worked out perfectly because Tyler is Superman,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said. “We are so thrilled and humbled to add another amazing actor to the legacy of this iconic character.” [Source]

“Teen Wolf” star Tyler Hoechlin has been cast as Boyce Fox in “Fifty Shades Darker,” the sequel to “Fifty Shades of Grey,” TheWrap has exclusively learned. James Foley is directing the “Fifty Shades” sequels for Universal Pictures. Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti are producing with Marcus Viscidi and author E.L. James, whose husband, Niall Leonard, adapted both books.

The sequels find Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan reprising their respective roles as Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey. The character of Boyce Fox is referenced in the “Fifty Shades” books, though he does not technically make an appearance in the narrative. The character will be fleshed out in the “Fifty Shades Darker” movie, as Boyce Fox is the first author who Ana signs as an editor at publishing company SIP.

“Fifty Shades Darker” whips into theaters on Feb. 10, 2017, while “Fifty Shades Freed” arrives on Feb. 9, 2018. The sequels are currently being shot back-to-back in Vancouver. [Source]