News briefs: Trueheart optioned; Conjuring sold; Heroes, 24 casting news

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Dec 14, 2012

Framelight Productions and David Uslan are set to adapt the Tom Trueheart children's book trilogy into a series of feature films, about a young boy and his older brothers in the Land of Stories, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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Summit Entertainment has bought Conjuring, a thriller pitch from sibling writers Chad and Carey Hayes (Whiteout), based on the real-life Perron family and Ed and Lorraine Warren, experts in paranormal activities, who investigated and battled the activities—which reportedly involved ghosts and demonic possession—in the Perron's Rhode Island home, Variety reported.
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Rick Worthy—who played the Cylon Simon on Battlestar Galactica—is joining the cast of NBC's Heroes next season, playing Matt Parkman's (Greg Grunberg) new partner: an experienced and capable Los Angeles cop and someone Matt can lean on for advice, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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HBO's second-season premiere of True Blood last Sunday earned a series-record-setting 3.7 million viewers, making it the most-watched program on the network since the Sopranos finale two years ago, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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Clayne Crawford (Jericho) has been added to Fox's 24 as a recurring cast member in its upcoming eighth season, playing a bad boy from Dana Walsh's (Katee Sackhoff) past, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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Friday the 13th arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on June 16 from Warner Home Video in an extended "killer cut."
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The '50s sci-fi homage movie Alien Trespass drops on Blu-ray and DVD on Aug. 11.
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