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Movies and TV shows in the works

1 13th’s Ava Du­ver­nay has a new Net­flix project in­com­ing. The A Wrin­kle In Time and Selma di­rec­tor is fo­cus­ing on the Cen­tral Park Five — teens wrongly ac­cused of a gang rape in 1989 — in a five-parter fea­tur­ing each man in turn.

2 Quentin Tarantino’s next project will tackle the 1969 Man­son Fam­ily mur­ders. Man­son and his fol­low­ers bru­tally mur­dered Sharon Tate, the wife of di­rec­tor Ro­man Polan­ski, in Los An­ge­les. The shoot is planned for 2018.

3 Mike Leigh’s new his­tor­i­cal drama Peter­loo has re­cruited Silk star Max­ine Peake. Leigh’s 21st fea­ture film tells the story of Manch­ester’s Peter­loo Mas­sacre in 1819, when Bri­tish cav­alry charged 60,000 pro­tes­tors.

4 Joe Pesci is re­unit­ing with Martin Scors­ese and Robert De Niro for The Ir­ish­man. Pesci will play Philadel­phia Mob boss Rus­sell Bu­falino. Fel­low Scors­ese vet­eran Har­vey Kei­tel has also signed up.

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