The Cricket’s Daily 3: Rebooting ‘Murder, She Wrote’
Published: October 25, 2013 07:30AM
Updated: October 28, 2013 09:46AM
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Kim Raff | The Salt Lake Tribune Actress Octavia Spencer gives an interview on the red carpet for the premiere of "Fruitvale" at the Marc Theater during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City on January 19, 2013. Spencer is set to star in a reboot of the TV mystery series "Murder, She Wrote."

Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture:

• NBC has ordered a pilot of a rebooted version of the mystery series “Murder, She Wrote,” with Octavia Spencer (“The Help,” “Fruitvale Station”) in the Angela Lansbury role. [Entertainment Weekly]

• More dancing with release dates: Paramount is moving “Jack Ryan,” the latest reboot of Tom Clancy’s spy character, from Christmas to Jan. 17. That probably means Paramount will open Martin Scorsese’s financial drama “The Wolf of Wall Street” from mid-November to Christmas. [The Hollywood Reporter]

• Hollywood blogger Nikki Finke, known as much for her abrasive personality as her scoops, finally confirmed that she’s trying to sever ties with the Deadline.com website she founded -- if her current boss, investor Jay Penske, will let her out of her contract. [Buzzfeed]