Category Archives: Sales Market

James and the Giant Peach (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMAn orphan befriends human-like bugs who live inside a giant peach, and together they trek to New York City.

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Sarah Paulson In Talks To Join All-Female “Ocean’s Eleven”

sarah-paulson-excerptThe cast of the Gary Ross-directed all-female Ocean’s 11 reboot (which currently has the working title of Ocean’s Ocho) has landed some major talent with Sarah Paulson being the latest actor circling the A-list roster.

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“Jessica Jones” Villain David Tennant Boards Thriller “Bad Samaritan”

david tenant excerptDean Devlin’s Bad Samaritan feature is set to star David Tennant, best known for his work on the cult sci-fi series Doctor Who. The thriller is slated to shoot later this year in Portland, OR.

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BAD SAMARITAN (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMCenters on two young car valets who use their business as a front to burglarize the houses of their unsuspecting patrons. Life is good for the petty thieves until they target the wrong house, changing their lives forever.

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Helen Mirren Eyed For Disney’s Adaptation Of “The Nutcracker”

helen-mirren-excerptAcademy Award-winning actor Helen Mirren is in talks to join Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms as a character named Mother Ginger. The live-action adaptation also stars Mackenzie Foy, Morgan Freeman, Keira Knightley, and ballerina Misty Copland.

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Hillary Seitz Tapped to Rewrite “Heist Society” for Producer Elizabeth Banks, Lionsgate (EXCLUSIVE)

liz max 2excerptScreenwriter Hillary Seitz has been brought on to rewrite Heist Society for Lionsgate. The crime thriller, based on the Ally Carter novel of the same name, is being produced by Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman.

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THE BIG GAME (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMFollows the scandal involving DraftKings and FanDuel, the daily fantasy sports sites that quickly amassed hundreds of millions of dollars before prosecutors from several states began coming down on them, saying the outfits should be defined as online gambling operations.

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“Veep” Star Matt Walsh Boards Melissa McCarthy Comedy “Life Of the Party”

matt-walsh-excerptThe cast for Melissa McCarthy’s upcoming comedy Life of the Party continues to grow with the addition of comedic actor and UCB improv maestro Matt Walsh. The Veep star is set to play McCarthy’s husband who is “always wearing golf pants.”

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Neil Burger to Helm Bryan Cranston & Kevin Hart Feature “The Intouchables”

Neil Burger ExcerptThe Weinstein Company’s The Intouchables is a go after tapping Neil Burger to direct. The project is set to star Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart, with a script from Jon Hartmere.

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Blood in the Water (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMChronicles the four-day event of the Attica Prison riots in 1971 where inmates held guards and employees hostage while negotiating with authorities for a better living environment.

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Lionsgate Taps Dave Wilson to Bring DC Comics Series “The Monolith” to Big Screen

monolith excerptLionsgate has tapped Blur Studio creative director Dave Wilson to direct The Monolith, an adaptation of the DC Comics series. Barnett Brettler will adapt the script in his first major assignment.

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The Monolith (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMAn ex-junkie inherits a house in Brooklyn from her deceased grandmother where she discovers a diary that reveals the creation of a monster in the 1930s set on revenge for the slaying of a good man.

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Doug Liman In For “Justice League Dark,” Out For “Gambit”

doug-liman-excerptThings are shifting around in the cinematic comic book universe. Doug Liman, who was originally attached to direct the Channing Tatum superhero vehicle Gambit has since left the project and is now set to direct Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment’s adaptation of Dark Universe.

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Superstition (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMDeaths always come in threes — or more. When two unrelated deaths happen on a college campus, a betting pool is opened on who is next to die. A student wins that pool, but with murderous consequences.

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First Comes Love (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMCenters on the relationship between two sisters in the aftermath of a tragic family accident.

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Patrick Wilson Boards Action Thriller “The Commuter” Starring Liam Neeson

patrick-wilson-excerptThe Hitchcockian-esque thriller The Commuter has added Patrick Wilson to its star-studded manifest which includes his Conjuring co-star Vera Farmiga as well as Liam Neeson.

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“Harry Potter” Scribe Steve Kloves and Scott Silver Tapped To Rewrite “White Boy Rick” For Darren Aronofsky, Studio 8 (EXCLUSIVE)

steve k excerptThe writer who helped bring Harry Potter to the big screen, Steve Kloves, and 8 Mile scribe Scott Silver have been brought on to rewrite White Boy Rick. The project comes from a spec by Logan and Noah Miller that was featured on the 2015 Hit List.

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“Emerald City” Star Adria Arjona Invited To Melissa McCarthy Comedy “Life Of The Party” (EXCLUSIVE)

Arjona- Adria - EXCERPTAdria Arjona is circling the Melissa McCarthy-led comedy Life of the Party from New Line Cinema. Arjona, who will star in NBC’s upcoming take on The Wizard of Oz, Emerald City, would join previously cast Gillian Jacobs, Jacki Weaver, Molly Gordon, and Maya Rudolph.

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Jon Bernthal, Imogen Poots, And More Board Thriller “Sweet Virginia”

bernthal-poots-excerptThe cast of the Jamie Dagg-directed thriller Sweet Virginia is starting to take shape with an impressive roster of actors including Jon Bernthal, Imogen Poots, Christopher Abbott, Rosemarie Dewitt, and Odessa Young.

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Sweet Virginia (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA motel owner with a dark past unknowingly befriends a young hitman responsible for a string of violent acts in a small town.

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Michael Pena Tapped to Star in Horror Thriller “The Bringing”

Michael Pena ExcerptBased on the story of Elisa Lam, a woman who was found dead in a water tank on the roof of the Cecil Hotel in Los Angeles, actor Michael Peña is attached to star in The Bringing. Frequent BBC director Jeremy Lovering is set to helm the thriller from Columbia Pictures.

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Mark Wahlberg Thriller “Home Invasion” Steals Director Patrick Hughes (EXCLUSIVE)

patrick-hughes excerptThe Expendables 3 helmer Patrick Hughes is set to direct Mark Wahlberg in the thriller Home Invasion for Paramount Pictures. The script comes from Aaron Guzikowski.

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John Cho, Parker Posey, And More Join Kogonada Drama “Columbus”

cho-posey-excerptSouth Korean director Kogonada has tapped John Cho and Parker Posey for his upcoming Indiana-set drama Columbus. The two are joined by Haley Lu Richardson, Michelle Forbes, and Rory Culkin.

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Columbus (Kogonada) (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA prominent architecture critic is reunited with his estranged son.

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Ben Affleck To Direct Adaptation of “Witness For The Prosecution”

ben-affleck-excerptAgatha Christie’s short story and play, Witness For the Prosecution is set to hit the big screen with Ben Affleck attached to direct and star. This marks the second movie adaptation of Christie’s story. The first iteration was made in 1957 and was directed by Billy Wilder and starred Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, and Charles Laughton.

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Witness For The Prosecution (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA lawyer represents a man who is accused of murdering a wealthy, old widow who was obsessed with him.

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BLOOD (Buhler) (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMCenters on a recently engaged woman who becomes determined to find her birth family before she marries. She begins reliving horrifying suppressed memories that lead her to believe her newfound relatives may be hiding some dark secrets.

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Justin Lin to Produce Mob Movie from “American Ultra” Director Nima Nourizadeh (EXCLUSIVE)

Justin Lin Nima Nourizadeh ExcerptComing off directing Star Trek Beyond, Justin Lin and his production company Perfect Storm Entertainment are set to produce Revenge at a Wedding, a new dark comedy helmed by Nima Nourizadeh.

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Revenge at a Wedding (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMThe story follows the romance between a young man whose whole family is part of the Irish mob in Boston and a young woman whose father is the head of the opposing Russian mob.

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Tali Shalom Ezer to Direct Ellen Page & Kate Mara in “Mercy”

ellen-pageIsraeli filmmaker Tali Shalom Ezer is set to helm Mercy, starring Ellen Page and Kate Mara as lovers-at-odds. The film also stars Amy Seimetz, Pablo Schreiber, and Elias Koteas.

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