Writer Luke Goltz and Max Yaney’s hot new spec SMOKE is one of 2015’s first specs on the market and has already set the industry ablaze, now heading into major territories. Lorenzo Di Bonaventura of Di Bonaventura Pictures has taken the spec into Lionsgate and Paramount, while Dan Jinks of The Dan Jinks Company has brought the project to New Line. Lynn Harris of Weimaraner Republic Pictures has brought the spec into Warner Bros and Fox, and has teamed up with Matt Tolmach of Matt Tolmach Productions to take the project to Sony.
The spec follows the true story of Joey Ippolito, who, in the early 1980’s, was known as one of the world’s top speedboat racers, and was secretly running one of the biggest cocaine smuggling operations out of the United States. The true-to-life drama has been pitched as a two-hander for a DiCaprio/Hemsworth type.
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