We’ve been hearing a lot about Matteson Perry’s spec THE CRUX this week. As of today, it’s been taken into every major studio and buyer via a few A-list producers. Two of these production companies took it into buyers with actors attached. We’ve heard several actors and directors have expressed interest in the project, and that agents from top agencies are getting involved. All this and the spec has only been out for a week! Things are heating up.
THE CRUX follows a daredevil free solo rock climber who helps pay off his friend’s debt by participating in a heist that will embark him on the most dangerous climb of his life.
Last year, Matteson sold an hour-long drama pilot entitled TURN ON to Warner Bros TV Studios with That’s Wonderful Productions producing. His book, “Available: A Memoir of Heartbreak, Hookups, Love and Brunch,” was published by Scribner in 2016. People Magazine named it a “Pop Culture Pick of the Week” and ABC News listed it as a “Must Read Summer Book” for 2016. Matteson is a two-time winner of the Moth GrandSlam storytelling championship and his writing has appeared in The New York Times, McSweeney’s, Cosmopolitan, and The Daily Beast. Matteson is repped by Bellevue Productions.
Conversations over THE CRUX are just beginning, so we’ll keep you updated as attachments solidify and the bids roll in…