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A cultural coming-of-age story about a career-driven Latina American during her “double quinceañera” — celebrated at age 30 because she missed having her first quinceñera at 15. She invites her parents, best friends, and brazen married cousin to a work trip disguised as a double quince, inviting trouble that could jeopardize her job and her relationships.
Averie Huffine, a creative executive at Pascal Pictures, found the book and will shepherd the project for the company, which is currently producing Steven Spielberg’s surefire awards contender The Papers starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep.
The script is described as being similar to Marvel’s The Avengers, but with princesses from classic fairy tales instead of superheroes. It remains a mystery as to which princesses appear in the action-adventure tale, though they’re likely iconic characters that have been popularized by Disney, but are still in the public domain.
Sunshine Mackenzie is a lifestyle guru for the modern age, beloved by millions who tune into her YouTube cooking show, and scour her website for recipes and wisdom in how to live a perfect life. However, when her secret is revealed, her fall from grace is catastrophic. What Sunshine does in the ashes of her own destruction may just save her life.
Silver Sable is a mercenary who hunts war criminals, while the better-known Black Cat is an acrobatic thief named Felicia Hardy, who was played briefly by Felicity Jones in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
When a conspiracy to conquer England leads to the assassination of Robin Hood right before her eyes, Marian must rise to power and lead her people into a war that will not only decide the fate of the kingdom, but that will see her don the mantle of the man she loved, and reimagine the story of a legend we thought we knew.
Hanks and Streep will play Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee and publisher Kay Graham respectively. Amy Pascal is the lead producer on the project, which will be co-financed by 20th Century Fox and Amblin Entertainment.
*UPDATED February 27th* As the project now goes into all buyers, more talent circles and offers start to come in! Gearing up for a star-studded Oscar weekend, one spec script has taken the town by storm as A-list talent and Producers fight for a piece of the pie.
In a massive deal, TriStar has acquired the rights to Aimee Molloy’s thriller novel The Perfect Mother. Scandal star Kerry Washington is expected to star in and produce the film with her banner Simpson Street, the Tracking Board has confirmed.
In a competitive bidding war, Amy Pascal and her company Pascal Pictures came away with the new spec script, The Post. The script hails from writer Liz Hannah and this is her first spec deal.
The hot new spec American Rebel, about one of the United States’ first female heroes, has landed in the hands of Amy Pascal and her banner Pascal Pictures. From writer Christopher Cosmos, the deal was reportedly negotiated in the high six-figure range.
The first big sale out of Cannes is currently in the works with the Aaron Sorkin-penned drama Molly’s Game. STX Entertainment is closing in on a $9 million deal for the poker drama starring Idris Elba and Jessica Chastain.
Robert Downey Jr. is expected to make a fly by appearance as Tony Stark in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Downey Jr. will join Tom Holland for the Sony-Marvel collaboration.
Tony Revolori, known for his breakout role in Wes Anderson’s Grand Budapest Hotel, is set to join the cast of Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Michael Keaton could be the latest A-list actor to join the ranks of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Oscar-nominated actor is circling the villain role in Spider-Man: Homecoming.
UPDATE (4.7.16): Paramount has come out on top in the fight for T.J. English’s The Corporation with a stunning seven figure offer. Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson will produce through their Appian Way banner, with Benicio Del Toro set to star.
UPDATE (3.10.16): Imperative Entertainment wins the war for David Grann’s Killers of the Flower Moon with a massive $5 million bid, making this one of the richest book deals to go down in recent history. Imperative beat out an offer from Star Wars director JJ Abrams.
A massive bidding war is underway right now as some of Hollywood’s biggest players compete for the rights to Lost City of Z author David Grann’s upcoming Killers Of The Flower Moon. A-listers are attached and studios are swarming as the year’s biggest bidding war gets underway!
Zendaya has been tapped to star in Marvel and Sony’s highly anticipated untitled reboot of Spider-Man.
Chronicles the real-life 1920s mystery surrounding the suspicious deaths of several Osage Indians, who were at the time among the richest people on the planet. The story follows the twists and turns of the investigation that eventually became the first major case solved by J. Edgar Hoover’s brand new FBI.
The prolific Oscar-winning scribe will write and direct the screen adaptation of Molly Bloom’s memoir. Steve Jobs producer Mark Gordon and Amy Pascal are producing.