by: Mac Maclamore
We’re hearing hot new action/thriller spec SWITCHBACK from newcomer Alex Allrich has fast-tracked it’s way to the top of the pile for at least four buyers’ weekend reads! Allrich, who broke onto the scene in January with his first spec out, and subsequent sale for his project “The Forger”, is taking advantage of the buzz following his early success by hitting the market just two months later with a spec that is kept under wraps, but in the same genre. With the addition of agent David Boxerbaum from Paradigm to his first man in the corner – manager Jake Wagner at Benderspink, Allrich is sitting in a pretty good position going into the weekend.
The spec, which is being pitched as “Safe House” meets “The Usual Suspects” is now into:
- –Weed Road into Warner Bros.
- –Chernin Entertainment into Fox
- –Di Bonaventura Pictures into Lionsgate & Paramount