Star Scoop: Tina Fey’s Big Escape, Spielberg’s Next Oscars Contender, Woody Allen’s Hollywood Plea

By  October 31, 2013

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The Peacock has ordered a serving of Tina Fey—13 to be exact. NBC bought a still untitled comedy from the multihyphenate, and her 30 Rock cohort Robert Carlock, about a woman who escapes a cult and heads to the Big Apple for a fresh start. [Vulture]

Steven Spielberg and historian/biographer Doris Kearns Goodwin, take two. The Lincoln pair are teaming up for the film adaptation of Goodwin’s The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Taft and the Golden Age of Journalism. Could they have another Oscars contender on their hands? [Huffington Post]

Speaking of the Academy Awards, director Woody Allen wrote an open letter petitioning for the Academy to open an awards category for casting directors. The move is in support of the November 1 release of Tom Donahue‘s 2012 documentary Casting By. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Get your snapping fingers ready! The Addams Family is being revived in an animated film by MGM. [Variety]

A notorious secret society is headed to the small screen. Alexandra Robbins’ The Secrets of the Tomb tome about Skull and Bones, is the basis for a new drama being developed by ABC. [Vulture]

In the spirit of Halloween, here are 13 (spooky, right?!) classic films that you can stream online for free including the original CarriePoltergeist, and The Nightmare Before Christmas[Huffington Post]