Category Archives: Story & True Events (IN-DB)

A segmented selection of the BASED ON Selections from the IN DEVELOPMENT projects. This hub covers all In Development projects that are based on a story, true story, life rights, real events and biopics.

AGATHA CHRISTIE (SALES)

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Pitched as Sherlock Holmes meets The Thomas Crown Affair, finds a young, adventurous Agatha Christie joining Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on a mission to track down the whereabouts of a missing oil tycoon.

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UNTITLED ANGELA DAVIS BIOPIC (SALES)

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Angela Davis, accused of murdering a federal judge, became the first woman on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted list, became an iconic symbol of an era.

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BREATHE (SERKIS) (SALES)

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Based on true story of Robin, a handsome, brilliant, and adventurous man whose life takes a dramatic turn when polio leaves him paralyzed.

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UNTITLED JOHNNIE COCHRAN PROJECT (SALES)

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The film follows the real-life lawyer’s landmark case of Signal Hill police brutality case in 1981.

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EXPOSURE (EONE) (SALES)

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Based on the life of Rosalind Franklin, the English chemist who made significant contributions to the discovery of DNA in the mid-20th century but never got the credit she deserved.

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THE CATCHER WAS A SPY (SALES)

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The only Major League ballplayer whose baseball card is on display at the CIA, Moe Berg has the singular distinction of having both a 15-year career as a catche and that of a spy for the OSS during WWII.

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CALLOUS DISREGARD: AUTISM AND VACCINES (SALES)

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Investigation of a potential link between chronic enterocolitis and neuropsychiatric dysfunction in 12 children.

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THE DAY DONNY HERBERT WORK UP (SALES)

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Donny Herbert fell into a vegetative state that lasted nearly a decade. Until one day he woke up and spoke almost nonstop to his family and loved ones for nearly sixteen hours.

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THE VOYEUR’S MOTEL (SALES)

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A Colorado man named Gerald Foos, a lifelong voyeur, opened a hotel primarily so he could watch guests having sex, through ceiling vents. He fancied himself as an observer of human behavior, but he sometimes did more than observe.

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ANOTHER DAY IN THE DEATH OF AMERICA (SALES)

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True story of the writer who investigated 10 children shot dead in one random day in America. None of the deaths made the national news, meaning it was just another day in America.

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GARO (SALES)

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The improbable story of how a young Armenian man emigrated to the United States, became a kicker in the NFL and eventually helped the Miami Dolphins win the Super Bowl in 1972.

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DONE IT ALL (SALES)

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Follows the life of legendary country singer/songwriter/musician Merle Haggard.

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ROSE RED (SALES)

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When Snow White takes a bite from the iconic poison apple and falls into Sleeping Death, her sister, Rose red, must undertake a dangerous quest to break the curse and bring Snow White back to life.

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44 (SALES)

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A 44-year-old Tennessee family man returns to college in order to fulfill his dream of playing collegiate football.

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LETTERS FROM ROSEMARY (SALES)

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Tells the true story of Rose Marie “Rosemary” Kennedy, who received one of the first prefrontal lobotomies which left her permanently incapacitated.

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THE BATTLE OF VERSAILLES (SALES)

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A fashion show pitting the top French designers against the unknown upstart American designers broke racial barriers as the Americans brought out 10 African American models – the likes of which had never been seen on a French couture runway.

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STEVEN (GILL) (SALES)

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Biopic based on the life of the iconic indie rock singer and lyricist, who was born Steven Patrick Morrissey and became the Smiths enigmatic frontman.

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TRAIN MAN (SALES)

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A lawyer is assigned to defend Darius McCollum, a man with Asperger’s syndrome with a long history of arrests for impersonating New York City public transit officials in order to steal subway trains and buses.

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ROCK STAR MOMMY: MY LIFE AS A ROCKER MOM (SALES)

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When a suburban mother of two picked up a guitar and conspired with the neighborhood moms to form an all-mom rock band, she never imagined it would actually happen, but within weeks, the Mydols were born.

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K TROOP (SALES)

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Set in the post-Civil War during the rise of the KKK and the U.S. Army division that brought them down.

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BARRY (SALES)

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Follows the life of a young Barack Obama as a college student finding his way through New York City.

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Dr. Q (SALES)

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Based on the true success story of illegal immigrant Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa who overcame hardship to become one of the nation’s most acclaimed doctors.

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NELL GWYNN (SALES)

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Set in the late 17th century England, the project centers on the real-life heroine’s transformation from her roots in a Coal Yard Alley bawdyhouse, to in-theater orange-seller, and ultimately one of the most famous actresses of the restoration era.

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6 BELOW (SALES)

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Based on the true survival story of Eric LeMarque who got lost in a brutal storm while snowboarding.

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THE HUSTLERS AT SCORES (SALES)

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The remarkably true, modern Robin Hood story of a group of ex-strippers who stole money from filthy, rich men.

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APERTURE (SALES)

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Based on the memoirs of a legendary CIA spy, story is being pitched as Enemy of the State meets The Fugitive.

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THE GROWNUP (SALES)

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A ghost story similar to Henry James’ Turn of the Screw with a female lead.

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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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