Tag Archives: Focus Features

UNTITLED MAGGIE BETTS POLITICAL DRAMA (SALES)

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Josh McLaughlin Named President of Production at Focus Features (Exclusive)

focus-excerptJosh McLaughlin is set to replace Jim Burke as President of Production at Focus Features, the Tracking Board has exclusively learned. Rather than hire an executive from outside the company, Focus decided to promote from within.

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Current Awards Season Affecting “Mudbound” Bidding War, Which Includes A24, Annapurna (Exclusive)

mudbound-excerptWhile most of the Hollywood contingent at Sundance has already left Park City, there are still plenty of festival deals being made, chief among them one for Dee Rees’ acclaimed drama Mudbound, which is the hottest acquisition title left on the board.

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Sundance Sales So Far: Amazon, Netflix Duke It Out for 2017 Festival Supremacy

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The Sundance Film Festival has reached its halfway point and the sales market has been brisk thanks to streaming giants like Amazon and Netflix, who as expected, have been as active as anyone in Park City.

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Timely Spec “Inauguration Day” Going into Major Territories with Producers (EXCLUSIVE)

Heat meterA brand new — and appropriately timely — spec is hitting the market this week from scribe Patrick McConville. The political thriller Inauguration Day has already captured the attention of several producers and is moving into major territories.

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INAUGURATION DAY (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMWhen a malicious cyber attack against U.S. Space Command forces the President-Elect and the outgoing President into the Situation Room hours before the Inauguration ceremony, the rival Presidents and their National Security teams work with and against each other to determine who is responsible for the attack and how to respond before it’s too late.

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Daniel Clowes’ Time-Travel Graphic Novel “Patience” Acquired by Focus Features

Patience ExcerptThe 2016 time-traveling romance graphic novel Patience by Daniel Clowes has been acquired by Focus Features for a big-screen adaptation. Clowes will adapt his own work for the film, which was originally published by Fantagraphics this past March.

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PATIENCE (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMTen years after the death of his wife, a man finds a time-travel machine and embarks on a grand journey and adventure finding and exploring the woman he loved.

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Patience (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)Ten years after the death of his wife, a man finds a time-travel machine and embarks on a grand journey and adventure finding and exploring the woman he loved.

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Broken Road Moves Hot Spec “Hummingbird” Into New Territories with A-List Star Circling (EXCLUSIVE)

Heat meterThe hot spec Hummingbird from writer John McClain is hitting the market with production company Broken Road leading the way. The project already has Marcus Kryler and Frederick Akerstrom attached to direct and actor Shailene Woodley interested in starring.

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HUMMINGBIRD (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMUnder wraps, but said to be an elevated action/sci-fi in the vein of Lucy.

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CONTINGENCY PROTOCOL (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMIn the near future where global video surveillance has rendered the witness protection program obsolete, time travel is used to hide high profile witnesses.

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Updated: Red Hot Action Thriller “Contingency Protocol” From Bellevue Adds New Territories Heading Into Holiday Weekend (EXCLUSIVE)

Heat meterUpdated 09.02.16: Mark Townend’s high-concept sci-fi action thriller, pitched as Looper meets Safe House, continues to burn up the market ahead of the holiday weekend, with Screen Gems, Legendary Pictures, and AG Capital being the latest to take a closer look at what has become one of the summer’s hottest specs.

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CONTINGENCY PROTOCOL (Spec)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: In the near future where global video surveillance has rendered the witness protection program obsolete, time travel is used to hide high profile witnesses.

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VICTORIA AND ABDUL (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMTells the extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s remarkable rule.

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PHANTOM THREAD (SALES)

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Kept under wraps, but will take place in the fashion world during the 1950s.

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A BEAUTIFUL GAME (SALES)

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A coming-of-age story about a high school soccer star whose personal life becomes complicated when he develops a relationship with a teacher.

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THE BEGUILED (SALES)

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Set during the Civil War, a young girl from an all-female Confederate boarding school comes across an injured Union soldier. The school takes him in to help him recover, but he cons his way into their hearts and the women start to fight with him and each other for his attention.

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{Exclusive} Sofia Coppola To Remake “The Beguiled” With Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst And Elle Fanning

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Sofia Coppola will write, direct, and produce a remake of the 1971 Clint Eastwood Civil War romance. Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, and Elle Fanning are attached to star in what will be Coppola’s first feature film since her 2013 fame-obsessed crime drama The Bling Ring.

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“Kingsman” Star Sofia Boutella Circling Charlize Theron Thriller “The Coldest City”

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Kingsman: The Secret Service breakout Sofia Boutella is circling Focus Features’ spy thriller The Coldest City. John Wick co-director David Leitch is helming from a script by Kurt Johnstad, who adapted the graphic novel of the same name.

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James McAvoy To Star With Charlize Theron In “Coldest City”

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James McAvoy will be joining the Charlize Theron-led drama, which centers on two spies during the Cold War, just days before the fall of the Berlin wall. Both of the operatives hunt for a list detailing the names of Cold War spies, on both sides, before it gets into enemy hands.

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BOOMTOWN (SALES)

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A slick corporate investigator with a closely guarded secret discovers a sinister criminal conspiracy in North Dakota oil boom country.

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It’s Off To “The Scorpio Races” For Matt Sobel

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Matt Sobel is now set to direct The Scorpio Races, based on the 2011 bestselling YA novel by Maggie Stiefvater, for Focus Features and David Katzenberg.

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Daniel Brühl Is Starring Alongside Jessica Chastain In “The Zookeeper’s Wife”

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Brühl and Chastain will star as the real-life couple who used their zoo to help save Jewish lives in Nazi-occupied Poland.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} Will Packer Knocks On The Door Of Focus Features’ Thriller “Breaking In”

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Will Packer has come on board to produce the new thriller Breaking In, which Focus Features plans on releasing under their newly-revived Gramercy Pictures label.

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BREAKING IN (SALES)

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Logline: Pitched as Panic Room flipped on its head, story centers on a mother who must break into her own home to save her children from the home invaders who have taken them hostage.

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DOWN TO A SUNLESS SEA (SALES)

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Logline: Kept under wraps, but said to be similiar in tone to “Air Force One”.

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PUNK IN A GREY SUIT (SALES)

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A businessman who learns that the punk music he wrote and played in his twenties is all the rage in Japan leaves his job and goes on tour, reclaiming his inner rockstar.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} Colin Firth To Produce, Eyeing To Lead Comedy “Punk In A Grey Suit”


Firth and Oliver Kramer will produce for Raindog, with Firth likely looking to star. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel scribe Ol Parker is set to adapt the story, which originally appeared on the popular program This American Life, hosted by Ira Glass.

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THE COLDEST CITY (SALES)

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A super spy springs into action after an underground MI6 officer is killed just before the fall of the Berlin Wall. She must find a list he was smuggling into the West to protect herself.

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