Logline: Inspired by true events, after her calculating grandmother unveils an array of secrets on her deathbed, a 16-year-old and her extended family are left reeling as she must now figure out how to navigate her nascent love life in the midst of a family crisis.
Browsing: Echo Lake Entertainment
Lea Michele is saying goodbye to Scream Queens as she joins an untitled comedy on ABC while Dylan McDermott and Austin Stowell both board pilots at Fox.
Cary Fukunaga’s upcoming TNT series The Alienist has landed A-list actor Dakota Fanning as its star. Based on the international best-seller from Caleb Carr, Fanning will join Daniel Bruhl and Luke Evans in the drama.
After the spec Mother landed on the Tracking Board 2016 Hit List from writer Michael Green, the film was quickly set up at the Australian production company The Penguin Empire with Grant Sputore attached to direct the film, the Tracking Board has learned.
Awesomeness Films is adapting Teresa Toten’s YA novel Beware That Girl and they are looking to Elle Fanning to fill the starring role. Cut from the same cloth as psychological thrillers Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train, the film follows two girls at an elite Manhattan private school as they manipulate each other in a game of cat and mouse.
In a competitive bidding war, Amy Pascal and her company Pascal Pictures came away with the new spec script, The Post. The script hails from writer Liz Hannah and this is her first spec deal.
Meadowland‘s Reed Morano has booked Peter Dinklage and Elle Fanning to star in I Think We’re Alone Now. Automatik is behind the project with Morano directing with a script from Mike Makowsky.
Trailer Park Boys creator Mike Clattenburg and Mike O’Neill have set new comedy Crawford at Comedy Central and Canada’s CBC. The 13 episode series would debut in late 2017.
Hulu has put into development the best-selling book series Throne of Glass. The adaptation, titled Queen of Shadows after the fourth book, will be penned by Kira Snyder and Anna Foerster will direct the pilot.
When Jack, the leading member of a mercenary outfit, survives after being shot in the back and left for dead, he returns to his former Naples base for revenge and to reunite with the woman he loves — but events soon take a violent turn.
Star Trek actor John Cho is coming back to earth to star in a brand new series from USA Network. Connoisseur is an hourlong drama from Gary Lundy, Hand of God creator Ben Watkins, and Cho, which explores the world of con artists.
Academy Award-nominated actress Kirsten Dunst is set to make her feature directorial debut with an adaptation of Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar. Dakota Fanning will take on the lead role of Esther Greenwood.
Jay Riedl is the latest Launch Pad Alum from our 2016 Launch Pad Pilots Competition to find representation. After her pilot Snark landed in the Top 50 of our competition, she signed with Echo Lake Entertainment.
Carter landed on the Hit List in 2013 with his feature script for the thriller Camden which was set up at The Exchange.
Logline: Two oddball mothers start to suspect their teenage kids are aliens from outer space and form an unlikely frienship to investigate their theory.
The Firm has acquired a as-of-yet untitled script by Shameless and Turn writer LaToya Morgan.