Category Archives: Breaking News
After spending a few years in the hands of Mark Wahlberg at Universal, The Hacker Is Watching has made its way to Fox where Nina Jacobson is set to produce. The thriller is based on the 2012 GQ article by David Kushner.
It was a banner day on the spec market, as three major sales went down. The Jennifer Lawrence-Adam McKay pitch Bad Blood was the first to find a home, followed closely by Moonfall from director Roland Emmerich and Mary from Anthony Jaswinski.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams is set to produce Beta, from a script by Now You See Me screenwriter Ed Solomon. Abrams will produce through his Bad Robot banner for Paramount.
Set in the seductive world of Manhattan’s fine dining industry, Sweetbitteris the debut novel from author Stephanie Danler that has been cooking with fire on the TV and film rights market and has become one of the summer’s hottest reads since it hit bookshelves in May.
When a twenty two year-old woman comes to New York, she manages to land a job as a “backwaiter” at a celebrated downtown Manhattan restaurant. What follows is her education: in oysters, Champagne, the appellations of Burgundy, friendship, cocaine, lust, love, and dive bars.
Congratulations to Launch Pad Alum and former Launch Pad Competition Mentor Santa Sierra, who has boarded the writing staff of the acclaimed Netflix drama Narcos as the series heads into its second season!
The bidding war for Adam McKay’s Theranos medical drama Bad Blood is starting to heat up, with nine offers on the table for the package that includes Jennifer Lawrence and a book proposal from Pulitzer Prize winning author John Carreyou.
The People Vs. O.J. Simpson actress Selma Blair is ready to get a little crazy with Nicolas Cage, as she’s set to star opposite the veteran actor in the horror film Mom And Dad from helmer Brian Taylor.
Bergner’s latest nonfiction, which is set to be published in September, has been described as, “a touching, triumphant story of a young black man’s journey from violence and despair to one of the world’s most elite artistic institutions.”
New Line Cinema is moving ahead with a feature adaptation of The Kitchen, a comic series written by up-and-comer Ollie Masters with illustrations by Ming Doyle and published by Vertigo Comics. Straight Outta Compton scribe Andrea Berloff is set to pen the script.
Earlier this month, we learned that Jennifer Lawrence was teaming up with Adam McKay for a film about embattled medical company Theranos. Now the package is out to potential buyers – the list of which continues to grow as this heads into the weekend.
Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage, Transparent’s Bradley Whitford, and Justified’s Walton Goggins are joining Richard Gere in Three Christs. Jon Avnet is set to direct, and is penning the current adaptation of the script with Eric Nazarian.
Photograph 51 is headed from stage to screen – with playwright Anna Ziegler adapting the script from her own source material. Nicole Kidman, who toplined the West End critical favorite, is set to star with the play’s director Michael Grandage set to direct.
Best-selling author Stephan Talty is back on the rights market with a new work of historical non-fiction, The Black Hand. Set in turn-of-the-century New York, the book recounts the career of NYPD detective Joseph Petrosino, who helped take down the precursor to the Italian Mafia.
Mary, pitched as The Shining/The Conjuring on a boat, has made its way into the hands of some of the biggest producers in town, and with some huge talent circling, it looks like it could be the latest feeding frenzy to hit the spec market.
With the summer blockbuster season heating up and Independence Day: Resurgence going wide later this month, two similarly titled alien invasion specs have hit the market in an attempt to draw some of the residual heat surrounding the belated sequel to the 1996 hit.
The Tracking Board is hearing from multiple sources that Netflix has a preemptive film rights offer on the table for an unpublished Vor manuscript by newcomer author Rimma Rose. The story is being described as The Godfather meets Eastern Promises.
Di Bonaventura joins Mr. Mudd and Lionsgate for the film, which tells the thrilling true story of the fastest boat ride ever, down the entire length of the Colorado River and through the Grand Canyon, during a legendary flood.
The market is buzzing as Paradigm and Circle of Confusion launch the latest spec script from The Shallows screenwriter Anthony Jaswinski, Mary, which is being pitched as The Shining meets The Conjuring on a boat.
Elea is a hot new spec that’s melting the market today, based on French novelist René Barjavel’s 1968 best-seller “La Nuit des Temps” also known as “The Night of Time”.
The novel is drawing comparisons to Celeste Ng’s Everything I Never Told You and Curtis Sittenfeld’s Prep, featuring a colorful cast of characters and a story that explores the brutal complexities of adolescence against the backdrop of the American high school experience.
The critically acclaimed improv show is being adapted into a feature, with creator Jordan Black teaming with Lance Crouther to write and direct for Voltage Pictures.
Based on the Rolling Stone article, project out from CAA has award-winning writer David Kushner (Dead End on Silk Road, Anonymous vs. Steubenville) onboard to adapt the real life tale of one of the largest heists of all-time.
Buyers are hitting the ring for The Murder Of Sonny Liston: Las Vegas, Heroin, And Heavyweights from ESPN journalist Shaun Assael. The non-fiction book will be released in book stores on October 18, 2016.
UPDATED: Rising French filmmaker Fabien Dubois has signed with Ramses Ishak, Mike Sheresky and Mike Esola at UTA shortly after signing with manager Jon Kanak of Magnet Management in an extremely competitive situation.