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.
Browsing: Story & True Events (IN-DB)
Follows American heiress and super-spy Virginia Hall, who attempted to break into the ranks of the American Foreign Service in the years before World War II. Rejected because of her gender and a disability, Hall worked during the war for the British intelligence unit SOE. She later joined the OSS, the forerunner of the CIA.
A whistleblower’s harrowing journey into an undercover FBI operation in 1980’s Cook County, Illinois, sending him toe-to-toe with corrupt judges, hustling defense attorneys, and Chicago mobsters; and ultimately resulting in the largest number of convictions of government officials in the history of the United States.
The remarkable true story of two strangers from two very different worlds who fight to get Anne Frank’s diary published. Otto Frank, Anne’s father, and Barbara Zimmerman, a young editor at Doubleday Press and a fiercely independent woman determined to make her mark on the world and change it for the better.
Set in a society that can create a snapshot of a specific day in time that can be real again for one day, the court uses these snapshots for investigations. When a detective on Snapshot Duty investigates the memory of a call that was never logged, he makes a horrifying discovery.
The biopic follows John Callahan, who became paralyzed following a car accident at age 21, and turned to drawing as a form of therapy. The artist’s work raised eyebrows for its depiction of taboo topics, leading to numerous boycotts in his hometown of Portland.
This is the extraordinary true story of Johanna “Hannie” Schaft, a young woman who dropped out of college to join the Dutch Resistance during WWII, eventually becoming one of their most talented assassins and one of the Nazis’ most wanted enemies.
Centers on Zelda Fitzgerald, the wife of author F. Scott Fitzgerald and his indispensable muse and fiercest competitor. Desperate to define herself through her own art, the film explores the question: Can love exist between creative equals? Born in Montgomery, Alabama, Zelda Fitzgerald was dubbed was hailed as the “first American Flapper.”