By Kate Ward
November 11, 2010 at 11:15 PM EST

  • Warner Bros. has acquired rights to Brad Thor’s Scot Harvath novels. The thrillers surround Harvath, a former Navy SEAL who investigates terrorism threats. Thor’s The Lions of Lucerne will likely be developed first by the studio, which hopes to make films akin to the Jason Bourne franchise. Hey, we hear a certain actor is available! [Variety]
  • Rob Thomas, Veronica Mars and Party Down creator, will pen Fox’s Little In Common, about three families who meet through their children’s sports leagues. Who’s already setting their DVRs? [Deadline]
  • Don’t shake your TV screens: Disney has ordered Ant Farm, a live-action series about a middle school musical prodigy who is accepted to the Accelerated Natural Talent (ANT) program. [THR]
  • Working Title is developing a film that will star a present-day Merlin. Please tell me that’s not David Blaine. [THR]
  • Cliff Chamberlain, a Chicago theater actor, has been cast alongside Ana Ortiz in Fox’s Outnumbered pilot, about a pair of exhausted parents. [Deadline]
  • Deadwood proved he can draw. But now he’s got Luck too: W. Earl Brown will play a trainer in several episodes of HBO’s horse racing series. [Variety]
  • Ralph and Joan Singleton have acquired rights to Kathy Charles’ book John Belushi is Dead, which centers on a “pink-haired” woman who delves into some of Hollywood’s most notorious deaths. [Variety]
  • Fox 2000 has picked up Julianna Baggott’s dystopian novel Pure, the first book in a trilogy about a cataclysmic event that separates the world into two different groups: those who have been “scarred,” and those who remain “Pure.” Is this the cataclysmic event? Because I’m still scarred. [Deadline]
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