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Tim Tebow is executive producer of a football drama, plus more movie news

Florida quarterback Tim Tebow scrambles from the backfield

Florida quarterback Tim Tebow scrambles from the backfield in a 2007 game against Florida Atlantic.   Credit: AP / John Raoux

WHO Tim Tebow

THE MOVIE “Run the Race”

THE DEAL Roadside Attractions has acquired U.S. rights to a football drama from the former professional quarterback and current New York Mets minor-league outfielder, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Directed and co-written by Chris Dowling, “Run the Race” follows Zach (Tanner Stine), a promising college athlete sidelined by an injury, and his brother, David (Evan Hofer), who must take to the gridiron himself to save their future. Tebow and his brother Robby are the executive producers. The film is set for release Feb. 22, 2019.

WHO Ezra Miller

THE DEAL The actor’s starring role in a stand-alone movie about the Flash has hit a speed bump, Variety reports. Miller, who played the fast-moving superhero in 2017’s “Justice League,” was expected to begin filming the still-untitled project in March, but he’s also scheduled to begin shooting the third episode of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” in July — a scheduling problem for Warner Bros., the studio behind both films. As of press time, Miller’s Flash film looks likely for a 2021 release.

WHO John Lithgow

THE MOVIE “Fair and Balanced”

THE DEAL Jay Roach’s stalled film about the sexual misconduct allegations that brought down Fox News honcho Roger Ailes is still in the works. The star-studded movie -- featuring Lithgow as Ailes alongside Nicole Kidman as Gretchen Carlson, Charlize Theron as Megyn Kelly and Margot Robbie as a fictional network producer -- was dropped by the studio Annapurna earlier this month, reportedly due to rising production costs. Deadline reported earlier this week that Lionsgate had entered talks to join the project. The cast also features Kate McKinnon, Allison Janney and recent addition Malcolm McDowell as media mogul Rupert Murdoch.

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