Tag Archives: WME

I AM YOURS (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Story details are being kept under wraps, but project is being pitched as being in the vein of Fatal Attraction.

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TENSION RING (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Story follows a New York stock broker who enlists the help of his girlfriend’s eccentric father to pull off the engagement of a lifetime — but quickly realizes the alliance could ruin everything.

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LILY AND THE OCTOPUS (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)About the relationship between a man and his dachshund Lily using an octopus that attaches to Lily to grapple with ideas about illness, death and holding on (and letting go) to the pets we love.

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“Limelight” Club Owner Peter Gatien to get Memoir, Biopic Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

PeterGatienAlfonsoGomezRejonThe director of Me and Earl and the Dying GIrl will helm the biopic about the Canadian owner of some of New York City’s most notorious nightclubs in the ’90s.

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LIMELIGHT (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)Biopic about the reign and fall of Peter Gatien, the 1990s king of Gotham nightlife who owned the hip clubs Limelight and The Tunnel.

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David Leitch Directing Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham “Fast and Furious” Spin-Off

HobbsLeitchShawJohnson’s Hobbs and Statham’s Deckard Shaw are branching off from the blockbuster Universal franchise for a buddy action-comedy set in the same universe. Leitch’s Deadpool 2 opens next month.

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Hot Off “A Quiet Place,” John Krasinski and Platinum Dunes to Produce Sci-Fi Movie “Life on Mars”

John KrasinskiThe project will be based on the short story “We Have Always Lived on Mars” by Cecil Castellucci, which follows a woman who discovers she can breathe the air on Mars, upending her world and that of her fellow colonists.

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TriStar Lands Alex Garland’s New Haunted House Script “The Toymaker’s Secret”

Alex GarlandGarland’s wife, Paloma Baeza, will direct the film, which follows an American family who move into an old Victorian house in London and begin to believe it might be haunted.

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THE TOYMAKER’S SECRET (Spec)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMFollows an American family who move into an old Victorian house in London and begin to believe it might be haunted.

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Apple Wins Isaac Asimov “Foundation” Series from David Goyer, Josh Friedman

FoundationGoyerFriedmanThe series of science fiction novels have been influential on everyone from George Lucas to George RR Martin, but previous attempts to turn it into a feature film or television series have generally failed.

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THE WHITE TIGER (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)Follows the rise of a Bangaluru driver from the lower caste society of India to becoming a successful chauffeur and businessman, not always using legal means.

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Jake Gyllenhaal to Star in Thriller “Welcome to Vienna” for Focus Features

Jake Gyllenhaal ExcerptThe Oscar-nominated actor will also produce the adaptation of Kevin Wignall’s upcoming novel To Die in Vienna under his production company Nine Stories.

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Amy York Rubin Directing Bo Burnham’s “Gay Kid and Fat Chick” for Paramount Players

AmyYorkRubinBoBunrhamRubin’s credits include directing episodes of Casual, SMILF, Grown-ish and Fresh Off the Boat as well as creating a number of popular webseries.

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Ramin Bahrani, Netflix Team on Adaptation of Aravind Adiga Novel “The White Tiger”

RaminBahraniWhiteTigerThe acclaimed indie filmmaker behind Man Push Cart and 99 Homes tackles the India-based rags-to-riches crime-drama with hopes to start filming in India later this year.

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“X-Men: First Class” Writer Ashley Edward Miller to Write “Red Sonja”

RedExcerptThe Red Sonja is a sword and sorcery comic-book heroine created by writer Roy Thomas and artist Barry Windsor for Marvel Comics in 1973.

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Anthony Hemingway to Direct Premiere Episode of “The Purge” Series for USA/Syfy

AnthonyExcerptThe series will be an entirely new entry into America’s 12 hours of annual lawlessness and is slated to launch in conjunction with the next installment in the movie franchise, The First Purge.

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Eric Bana to Star as John Meehan in Bravo’s True Crime Anthology Series “Dirty John”

EricExcerpt The series is based on the articles and breakout true crime podcast from Los Angeles Times reporter Christopher Goffard.

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Hugh Laurie Boards George Clooney’s “Catch-22” Series at Hulu

hugh laurieThe Golden Globe-winner previously starred in Hulu’s drama series Chance. Clooney, Grant Heslov, and Ellen Kuras have all signed on to direct episodes with scripts co-written by Luke Davies and David Michod.

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Kathryn Hahn, Nicole Holofcener Teaming for HBO Comedy Pilot “Mrs. Fletcher”

HahnHolefcenerFletcherIf the pilot goes to series, this would be the second series HBO does with author Tom Perrotta based on one of his works, following the cult hit series The Leftovers.

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Kenneth Branagh to Star In, Produce “A Gentleman in Moscow” for eOne Television

BranaghGentlemaninMoscowBased on Amor Towles’ novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel, the television film will be adapted by Tom Harper (War and Peace).

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Neil Gaiman, Akiva Goldsman Adapting Mervyn Peake’s “Gormenghast” for FremantleMedia TV Series

GaimanGoldsmanGormenghastGaiman will exec. produce the series under his multi-year exclusive deal with FremantleMedia following the success of the Starz series American Gods based on Gaiman’s novel.

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WME Shopping Hot Spec “Bolsa Negra,” Like a Dark “Jerry Maguire” With a Latino Lead

BolsaThe script hails from the writing team of David Rabinowitz and Charlie Wachtel, who penned Spike Lee’s Black Klansman, which sounds like it could be Lee’s first commercial hit since his 2006 heist movie Inside Man.

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BOLSA NEGRA (Spec)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMDescribed as “a darker Jerry Maguire” featuring a Latino-American sports agent.

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Amber Heard Joins Charlie Plummer in Indie Drama “Gully”

AmberExcerptSet in a slightly dystopian version of Los Angeles, Gully follows three disaffected teenagers, all victims of childhood trauma, who are running a hedonistic riot.

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Jason Schwartzman & Cherry Jones Join Amy Poehler’s Netflix Comedy “Wine Country”

AmyExcerptThe film follows longtime friends who head to Napa for the weekend to celebrate a friends 50th birthday. Production is currently underway in Los Angeles and will end in Napa.

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Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston to Star in Action Comedy “Murder Mystery” at Netflix (Exclusive)

Adam SandlerSandler will play a NYC cop who finally takes his wife (Aniston) on a long promised European trip. A chance meeting on the flight gets them invited to an intimate family gathering on the Super Yacht of elderly billionaire Malcolm Quince. When Quince is murdered, they become the prime suspects in a modern day whodunit.

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THE HUNT (Spec)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMPlot details for the action-thriller are begin kept under wraps.

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Hugh Jackman in Talks to Star in “Bad Education” From “Thoroughbreds” Director Cory Finley

Hugh Jackman ExcerptThe high school-set film based on the real experiences of writer Mike Makowsky (I Think We’re Alone Now) is being produced by La La Land‘s Fred Berger and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones from Automatik.

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Hot Off Emmy Win, Reed Morano to Direct Fox Searchlight’s Anne Frank Drama “Keeper of the Diary”

Reed Morano Keeper of the DiaryThe story concerns Otto Frank’s struggle to find a publisher for his daughter’s diary, which became one of the enduring documents of the Holocaust. Only one woman was willing to help him change the world — an ambitious young editor named Barbara Zimmerman.

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Pedro Pascal Joins “Wonder Woman 2,” So What’s His Role, and Is Chris Pine Coming Back?

Pedro and PineWe all saw Pine’s Steve Trevor die at the end of Wonder Woman. Or did we? We’re expecting him and a handful of other cast members to return for the sequel.

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