Category Archives: Books

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 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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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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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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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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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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Beyond The Sun (Sales)

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A family adventure film based on the Gospels, told in several tales.

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THE MARRIOTT CELL (FILM RIGHTS)

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A political thriller that covers the dramatic, televised arrest, trial, and incarceration of bureau chief Mohamed Fahmy and his two colleagues in 2013.

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Stephen Moyer Joins Jennifer Garner In “Tribes Of Palos Verdes” As Filming Begins

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The coming-of-age drama, based on Joy Nicholson’s debut YA novel, has tapped True Blood alum Stephen Moyer to star opposite Jennifer Garner. Emmett Malloy and Brendan Malloy are directing from Karen Coner’s script.

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Titanic Thompson (Film Rights)

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An account of the life of the legendary career gambler.

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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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THE POT THIEF WHO STUDIED GEORGIA O’KEEFE (Film Rights)

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The series centers around a dealer in traditional Native American pottery, Hubie Schuze, who scours New Mexico in search of ancient treasures. Georgia O’Keefe brings Hubie to the one place in the state he hasn’t been able to access: Trinity Site at the White Sands Missile Range, where the first atomic bomb was detonated.

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{Exclusive} J. Patrick Black’s Sci-Fi Epic “Ninth City Burning” Catching Fire On Rights Market

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Ninth City Burning, the debut novel from J. Patrick Black, is the first in an epic new sci-fi series set five hundred years after a devastating alien invasion. The book is already building buzz on the rights market.

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Ninth City Burning (Film Rights)

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Set five hundred years after a devastating alien invasion, the story is set on an Earth which is locked in a grinding war of attrition. The talented few capable of bending the universe-altering weapon known as thelemity to their will are trained in elite military academies, destined for the front lines.

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{Exclusive} Hanya Yanagihara Brings “A Little Life” To The Rights Market

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An ode to the families we make for ourselves, Hanya Yanagihara’s A Little Life examines life’s darker dramas and its solaces in a gripping story of devotion, suffering, and the difficulties of recovery that is not easily forgotten.

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A LITTLE LIFE (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)
Four college classmates – broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition – move to New York in search of fame and fortune. A hymn to brotherly bonds – the families we are born into, and those that we make for ourselves.

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FIRE ME (Sales)

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An aspiring entrepreneur attempts to get herself fired from a company in order to receive severance money to start her own business.

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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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{Exclusive} Bruce McKenna Tapped To Write Alexander Solzhenitsyn Biopic

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The Emmy Award-winning creator of HBO’s The Pacific is on board to script the biopic of the Nobel prize-winning Russian author and activist.

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