Tag Archives: Adam McKay

Will Ferrell to Star in “The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared” for CBS Films

Will Ferrell The 100 Year-Old ManThe Tracking Board also hears the SNL alum is circling a project titled American Huckster in which he would play Chuck Blazer, the controversial and flamboyant central figure in the recent FIFA scandal, who died in July.

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UNTITLED WILL FERRELL/JASON MOMOA COMEDY (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMDescribed as Galaxy Quest meets Ocean’s Eleven, the film finds Ferrell playing a washed-up TV star who reunites with the actor (Momoa) who played his son, who has since become a huge star.

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Dick Cheney Movie Coming Together With Christian Bale as Former VP, But at What Cost for New Paramount?

Christian Bale Dick CheneyCan the Dark Knight star open a political movie like this, and does it make financial sense for Paramount to move forward given its new creative mandate?

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HBO Orders “Succession” from Will Ferrell and Adam McKay

adam mckay will ferrell excerptPolitical drama Succession has landed a series order from HBO. The series from executive producers Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, and writer Jesse Armstrong received a pilot order last summer, which McKay directed.

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TONI ERDMANN (REMAKE) (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM Without warning, an eccentric father visits his adult daughter living abroad in an attempt to reconnect with her.

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Jack Nicholson, Kristen Wiig to Star in “Toni Erdmann” Remake at Paramount

Jack Nicholson Kristen Wiig Toni ErdmannThose who feared that Jack Nicholson’s last film would be 2010’s forgettable How Do You Know? can rest easy, because’s Jack’s back, baby!

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Adam McKay Signs on to Produce “Crook County”

adam mckay excerptOscar-winner Adam McKay continues to add to his list of projects with purpose as he has joined Crook County as an executive producer, with Brooklyn actor Emory Cohen attached to star. The film is written and directed by Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly.

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Adam McKay Writing and Directing Film About Dick Cheney at Paramount

Adam McKay ExcerptContinuing the new evolution of his career, The Big Short director and screenwriter Adam McKay is taking on another reality-charged story with a Dick Cheney biopic set at Paramount. According to reports, he began writing this new script after winning the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay this year.

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BACKSEAT (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMChronicles the career of Dick Cheney as Halliburton CEO and his rise to become vice president of the United States.

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UNTITLED LAURYN KAHN ACTION COMEDY (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMTwo FBI agents go deep undercover as a married couple on a reality show about rich Los Angeles housewives.

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Untitled Lauryn Kahn Action Comedy (Pitch)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: Two FBI agents go deep undercover as a married couple on a reality show about rich Los Angeles housewives.

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Jennifer Lawrence, Adam McKay, Roland Emmerich Drive Spec Market To Three Huge Sales Ahead Of Holiday (EXCLUSIVE)

s-jennifer-lawrence-javier-bardem-co-starsIt was a banner day on the spec market, as three major sales went down. The Jennifer Lawrence-Adam McKay pitch Bad Blood was the first to find a home, followed closely by Moonfall from director Roland Emmerich and Mary from Anthony Jaswinski.

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BAD BLOOD (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMStory is based on embattled medical company Theranos and its 32 year-old founder Elizabeth Holmes.

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Jennifer Lawrence-Adam McKay “Bad Blood” Pitch Triggers Massive Bidding War

Heat meter The bidding war for Adam McKay’s Theranos medical drama Bad Blood is starting to heat up, with nine offers on the table for the package that includes Jennifer Lawrence and a book proposal from Pulitzer Prize winning author John Carreyou.

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Adam McKay, Jennifer Lawrence Theranos Medical Drama Pitch Heats Up Market Heading Into Weekend

Heat meterEarlier this month, we learned that Jennifer Lawrence was teaming up with Adam McKay for a film about embattled medical company Theranos. Now the package is out to potential buyers – the list of which continues to grow as this heads into the weekend.

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Untitled Adam McKay Medical Drama (Pitch)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMStory is based on embattled medical company Theranos and its 32 year-old founder Elizabeth Holmes.

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Jennifer Lawrence Joins Adam McKay Drama Based On Medical Company Theranos

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Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence is teaming up with fellow Oscar winner Adam McKay for The Big Short director’s drama about embattled medical company Theranos and its founder, 32 year-old Elizabeth Holmes.

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Will Ferrell And Adam McKay Partner With Annapurna Pictures For “The Hustlers At Scores”

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Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are set to team up with Megan Ellison of Annapurna Pictures for The Hustlers at Scores based on the New York Magazine of the same name by Jessica Pressler.

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Adam McKay To Direct Boom! Comic “Irredeemable” For 20th Century Fox

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McKay is attached to produce and direct the adaptation of Mark Weid’s Irredeemable for 20th Century Fox, with Tommy Wirkola penning the script.

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IRREDEEMABLE (SALES)

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The Plutonian is considered the world’s greatest superhero until he begins heartlessly slaughtering the population of Earth – at least those who defy him. His former allies, the superhero group The Paradigm, attempt to find a way to stop his rampage.

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Paramount Sets “Daddy’s Home” Sequel With Will Ferrell & Mark Wahlberg

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Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg are teaming up again for Paramount Pictures’ Daddy’s Home. The first film bowed over the holiday season and racked up $240 million worldwide gross.

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DADDY’S HOME 2 (SALES)

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Sequel to the hit comedy starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg.

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Emma Stone, Kate McKinnon & Jillian Bell Team Up For “Women In Business”

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Female ensemble comedy Women In Business has landed at Fox after multiple studios entered a bidding war. Emma Stone, Kate McKinnon, and Jillian Bell have signed on to star in the project.

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WOMEN IN BUSINESS (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMTwo competitive women on a business trip to Canada find their entire trip derailed when the woman they hired off Craigslist to act as their intern turns out to be far more than they bargained for.

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Will Ferrell And Adam McKay Set Convict Comedy With Universal

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Universal has acquired a pitch from Neighbors co-writer Brenden O’Brien, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay in a seven-figure deal. The story centers around an escaped convict who attempts to stop his girlfriend from getting married.

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UNTITLED ESCAPED CONVICT COMEDY (SALES)

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An escaped convict teams up with an unlikely partner to stop his girlfriend from getting married.

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Untitled Escape Convict Comedy (Pitch)

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Logline: An escaped convict teams up with an unlikely partner to stop his girlfriend from getting married.

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{Exclusive} Adam McKay And Will Ferrell Snap Up Rights To “The Hustlers At Scores”

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The Big Short writer-director Adam McKay and partner Will Ferrell have picked up the rights to Jessica Pressler’s acclaimed New York Magazine piece. McKay, Ferrell, and Jessica Elbaum are producing under their Gloria Sanchez banner.

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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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The Big Short – Behind The Scenes Clip (Adam McKay, Ryan Gosling, Finn Wittrock)

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Behind the scenes with Adam McKay, director of The Big Short, which is nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay.

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