Eddie Redmayne is set to star in the drama The Last Days of Night, the Graham Moore spec with Morten Tyldum on board to direct that was acquired by Black Bear last month. (VAR)

‘Soul On Bikes’ About African-American Biker Gang Picked Up For Film Adaptation

Rockmond Dunbar, the director/producer of Pastor Brown has optioned Tobie Gene Levingston’s autobiographical book Soul on Bikes: The East Bay Dragons MC and the Black Biker Set. (DH)

Freeform Orders A ‘Thrilling,’ ‘Complex,’ And ‘Scary’ Pilot About Mermaids

The network formerly known as ABC Family has picked up a pilot for The Deep, a drama about the coastal town of Bristol Cove, which just happens to be the mythic home of some mermaids. (VUL)

Michelle Dockery Leading Up Steven Soderbergh’s Netflix Miniseries, ‘Godless’

Netflix announced that the former star of Downton Abbey has been tapped to lead up Godless, an upcoming miniseries executive produced by Steven Soderbergh, Out of Sight writer Scott Frank, and Casey Silver. (EW)

‘Vampire Diaries’ Ending After Eight Seasons

The show will be finishing after eight seasons, executive producers Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson announced at Comic-Con. (CNN)

Alicia Silverstone To Lead TV Land Comedy Pilot ‘American Woman’

The Clueless star has been tapped to lead TV Land’s single-camera comedy pilot American Woman, inspired by the life of Kyle Richards. (TVL)

Nick Offerman, Maude Apatow Cast In ‘The House of Tomorrow’ Adaptation

Asa Butterfield and Alex Wolf will also star in the directorial debut of Peter Livolsi. (THR)

Rihanna Cast In Iconic ‘Psycho’ Role For ‘Bates Motel’ TV Series

Rihanna is set to star as the ill-fated shower taker in the fifth and final season of A&E’s Bates Motel, securing her most high-profile foray into acting to date. (HP)

Trailer Buzz: ‘Ben-Hur’

Paramount Pictures and MGM have have released a new Ben-Hur trailer, offering new bits of footage from the upcoming epic remake. (CS)