Category Archives: Based On

Hotel Mumbai (Sales)

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Based on the terrorist attacks on the Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai in 2008.

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The Big Sick (Sales)

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A Pakistani-born man and his girlfriend face challenges from their relationship.

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HIDDEN FIGURES (SALES)

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Centers on Katherine Johnson’s involvement in the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. Based on the book Hidden Figures: The Story Of The African-American Women Who Helped Win The Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly.

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{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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The Empty Man (Sales)

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A supernatural thriller about a terrifying entity that may be responsible for a string of mysterious disappearances in a small midwestern town.

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{Exclusive} Michael De Luca Boards Universal’s “Battlestar Galactica” Reboot

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The Oscar-nominated producer behind The Social Network and Syfy’s Childhood’s End has joined the long-in-development feature reboot of the original 1970s series. De Luca will team with producers Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark to jumpstart the project for Universal.

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The Ice Twins (Sales)

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Story follows the relocation of a couple whose life is struck by tragedy when one of their twin daughters is killed in an accident. As the dark tale unfolds, their surviving daughter begins insisting that she is her deceased sister and gradually becomes more disturbed.

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James Franco, Kristen Stewart, and Helena Bonham Carter In Talks To Star In “JT LeRoy”

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Franco, Stewart, and Carter are circling the biopic about the fact-is-stranger-than-fiction story behind the hoax of JT LeRoy, a woman who pretended to be a man that identified as transgender, tricking the rich and famous in Hollywood, the fashion world, and elite literary circles.

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JT LEROY (Sales)

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Based on the true story behind the hoax of JT LeRoy, a woman who pretended to be a man who identifies as transgender, tricking the rich and famous in Hollywood, the fashion world, and elite literary circles.

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Pierce Brosnan Reteams With “Bond” Director To Adapt Ernest Hemingway Novel

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Pierce Brosnan has found his next leading role in a cinematic take on Ernest Hemingway’s novel Acorss The River And Into The Trees. Martin Campbell, who directed Brosnan in GoldenEye, will helm the adaptation.

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ACROSS THE RIVER AND INTO THE TREES (SALES)

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Tells the story an American officer serving in Italy right after WWII, facing news of his terminal illness with stoic disregard. Determined to spend his weekend in quiet solitude, he commandeers a military driver to facilitate a simple duck hunting trip and a visit to his old haunts in Venice.

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{Exclusive} “Game Of Thrones” Star Emilia Clarke To Topline Romantic Dramedy “In Spite Of Us”

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The rising star best known for her role as Daenerys Targaryen is on board for the romantic dramedy based on James Collins’s novel Beginner’s Greek.

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Bella Heathcote Joins “Fifty Shades Darker” As Christian Grey’s Ex

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Heathcote has signed on for the second installment in the Fifty Shades of Grey franchise based on the best-selling books by E.L. James. She’ll play Leila, a former lover of Jamie Dornan’s Christian Grey.

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TAKING AIM AT THE PRESIDENT: THE REMARKABLE STORY OF THE WOMAN WHO SHOT AT GERALD FORD (SALES)

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True account of Sara Jane Moore, who unsuccessfully attempted to assassinate President Ford and remains the only woman in U.S. history to fire a bullet at a sitting president.

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Michael Pitt To Play Villain Opposite Scarlett Johansson In “Ghost in the Shell”

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Pitt will play the Laughing Man in the Rupert Sanders-directed live-action adaptation of Masamune Shirow’s beloved manga about a special ops cyborg (Johansson) who leads a counter-cyberterrorist organization.

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Zola Tells All (Sales)

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The movie follows a trip taken to Florida by stripper, Aziah “Zola” Wells, her boyfriend, her friend Jessica, and her pimp named Z.

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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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Sony Taps Jesse Wigutow To Adapt “Descender”

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Jesse Wigutow is set to adapt sci-fi comic book Descender. The project is set at Sony under Immersive Pictures.

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DESCENDER (SALES)

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Story tells of a time where anything android, robotic or with artificial intelligence is hunted down by bounty hunters and destroyed.

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Untitled Beastie Boys Memoir (Film Rights)

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An oral history of the band and its times, in which Mike D and Ad-Rock trace the Beasties’ origins as a New York City high school hardcore band in 1981 through their induction in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.

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TAKING AIM AT THE PRESIDENT: THE REMARKABLE STORY OF THE WOMAN WHO SHOT AT GERALD FORD (FILM RIGHTS)

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True account of Sara Jane Moore, who unsuccessfully attempted to assassinate President Ford and remains the only woman in U.S. history to fire a bullet at a sitting president.

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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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Rooney Mara Circling Mary Magdalene Biopic

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Mara is in talks to play Magdalene in the Garth Davis-directed biopic from Universal Pictures International. Penned by Helen Edmundson and Philippa Goslett, the film will be a humanistic portrait of one of the most enigmatic spiritual figures in history.

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MARY MAGDALENE (Sales)

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An authentic and humanistic portrait of one of the most enigmatic and misunderstood spiritual figures in history: Mary Magdalene.

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Sandcastle Empire (Sales)

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The story is set in 2049 when climate change has taken the best of Earth with coastal flooding and overpopulation. A group of radicals known as the Wolfpack make a mission to overthrow the government to to take control and it is up to a young woman named Eden to bring them down.

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{Exclusive} Geoff Rodkey’s “The Tapper Twins Tear Up New York” Heats Up Rights Market

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Screenwriter Geoff Rodkey brings comedy, adventure, and mayhem in the second installment of his Tapper Twins series, told through a mix of chat logs, screenshots, and text messages between the twins’ clueless parents. The TV and film rights are currently available.

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THE TAPPER TWINS TEAR UP NEW YORK (Film Rights)

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With front row tickets at Madison Square Garden on the line in a charity scavenger hunt, the whole school races to trade in sights seen for points, but they may not get to the finish line with their dignity-and social lives-intact.

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