Category Archives: OWA

{Exclusive} Broad Green Hits The Road With David Arnold’s Best-Seller “Mosquitoland”

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Hailed as a breath of fresh air, David Arnold’s debut novel Mosquitoland captured readers last year. Now, Broad Green Pictures has picked up the popular young adult road trip novel for a feature adaptation.

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MOSQUITOLAND (Sales)

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A teenage girl is dragged from her home in northern Ohio to the “wastelands” of Mississippi to live with her dad and new stepmom. Before the dust has a chance to settle, she learns her mother is sick in Cleveland, so she hops aboard a Greyhound bus to her real home.

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Titanic Thompson (Sales)

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Based on the life of the legendary gambler, adapted from the book by Kevin Cook.

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{Exclusive} Woody Harrelson Takes On Role Of Legendary Gambler “Titanic Thompson”

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Woody Harrelson is betting on a new biopic, Titanic Thompson, based on the real life of the titular career gambler. He’s set to star as Thompson in the adaptation of Kevin Cook’s biography.

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{Exclusive} Zac Efron Set To Produce Paramount’s Adaptation Of Wall Street Tell-All “Straight To Hell”

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Dirty Grandpa star Zac Efron is set to produce Straight to Hell, Paramount’s feature adaptation of John LeFevre’s tell-all, Straight to Hell: True Tales of Deviance, Debauchery, and Billion-Dollar Deals.

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Straight To Hell (Sales)

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An uncensored and shameless take on the deviant, dysfunctional, and absolutely excessive world of finance.

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Genocidal Organ (Sales)

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Logline kept under wraps.

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{Exclusive} Park Chan-Wook To Direct Feature Adaptation Of “Genocidal Organ”

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Park Chan-wook is known for directing visually stunning, yet brutal films that explore dark subject matter, which makes him the perfect choice to steer the feature adaptation of Japanese science fiction writer Project Itoh’s novel, Genocidal Organ.

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{Exclusive} Ben Stiller And Red Hour Set For Comedy “Fire Me” At Fox

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Stiller’s Red Hour Films is producing the comedy based on Libby Malin’s novel about an aspiring entrepreneur who attempts to get herself fired from a company in order to receive severance money to start her own business.

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EURO STYLE (Sales)

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A 40-something guy reunites with his old college friends to take the European vacation that he never had in his youth.

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A NEW EARTH (SALES)

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Adaptation of the book by Eckhart Tolle that explores the universal themes of Tolle’s book in a dramatic narrative form.

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{Exclusive} Warner Bros. Running With “Speedy Gonzales” Animated Feature

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Warner Bros. is in development with a big screen adaptation of the classic Looney Tunes character Speedy Gonzales. Dylan Sellers and Euginio Derbez are set to produce.

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STEELSKIN (Sales)

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A re-telling of the Rumplestiltskin fairy tale that is tonally similar to Snow White & The Huntsman.

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{Exclusive} Reese Witherspoon Producing “Barbie” Origin Story With Bold Films

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Reese Witherspoon and Pacific Standard are in development with the origin story of the iconic Barbie doll and its creator, based on Robin Gerber’s biography Barbie and Ruth. The project is set up at Bold Films.

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BARBIE AND RUTH (Sales)

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The origin story of the world’s most famous doll and the woman who created her.

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{Exclusive} Lee Daniels Developing True Story Of Infamous Welfare “Queen”

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Lee Daniels is re-teaming with Pam Oas Williams to develop The Queen, based on the 2013 article from Slate’s executive editor Josh Levin titled ‘The Welfare Queen’. Daniels, who previously worked with Williams on The Butler, will produce.

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GALGORITHM (SALES)

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After a heartbreak, a high school senior devises a mysterious formula to help classmates fine love.

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UNTITLED TETRIS PROJECT (Sales)

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In the vein of The Social Network, the story of the Russian creator of Tetris in the USSR during the communist 1980s.

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{Exclusive} Brett Ratner’s RatPac Entertainment Developing “Tetris” Origin Story

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Brett Ratner and James Packer are developing a biopic about Alexey Pajitnov, the inventor of Tetris, who created the iconic game while living in communist-era Soviet Union. The film is being pitched in the vein of The Social Network.

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{Exclusive} “This American Life” Story “Theater Of War” In Development With Red Crown Productions

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Red Crown Productions is in development with Theater of War, a feature based on a story that was originally broadcast as a part of an episode of the venerable radio show-turned-popular podcast This American Life.

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THEATER OF WAR (Sales)

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Fort Bragg army base was suffering a number of unnecessary deaths, so they decided to attempt to save soldiers’ lives through the art of musical theater.

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ESMERALDA (SALES)

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Kept under wraps, but pitched as a live-action feature centered around Esmeralda from The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

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THE EXPLORERS CLUB (SALES)

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In order to save her kidnapped grandfather, the risk-taking Evie teams with shy Sebastian in order to reunite her grandfather’s old explorer team, the Filipendulous Five, who disbanded for reasons unknown.

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EILEEN (SALES)

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Eileen Dunlop divides her days between caring for her alcoholic father and dealing with juvenile delinquents as a secretary at a boy’s prison, but things get interesting when a new co-worker, Rebecca Saint John, starts to get her out of her rut.

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UNT. KING BACH COMEDY (Sales)

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Logline kept under wraps, but in the vein of The Cable Guy, only less dark.

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{Exclusive} King Bach Comedy Feature In The Works At MediaWeaver Entertainment

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A comedy feature that will serve as a starring vehicle for Vine superstar King Bach is in the works with Matt Weaver and his MediaWeaver Entertainment. While plot details are being kept under wraps, we’re hearing it’s being pitched in the vein of 1996 cult comedy The Cable Guy.

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{Exclusive} Ron Howard And Brian Grazer Stoked For New Skateboarding Pic

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Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s latest project is centered around the world of skateboarding. While details of the story are being kept under wraps, we hear that it’s being pitched as 8 Mile meets Lords of Dogtown.

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UNTITLED SKATEBOARDING PROJECT (Sales)

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A teenager uses skating to escape the urban blight. Pitched as 8 Mile meets Lords of Dogtown.

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FLAWED (Sales)

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In a future society where people are deemed ‘flawed’ by courts and branded with an ‘F’, a teenage girl unwittingly becomes the leader of a new civil rights movement when she dares to help an elderly ‘Flawed’ person on a bus.

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{Exclusive} Wendy Finerman and Warner Hoping To Get “Flawed” Just Right

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Sources have confirmed to The Tracking Board that Warner Brothers and Wendy Finerman Productions are in development with a new dystopian drama, Flawed, an adaptation of the yet-to-be-released novel of the same name from bestselling author Cecelia Ahern.

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