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Lupita Nyong’o is negotiations to star in sci-fi thriller Intelligent Life. Behind the camera, acclaimed director Ava DuVernay is circling the project with an offer likely to go out this week. The project hails from Amblin Entertainment and Big Beach Films.
Twenty-two-year-old Ally breaks up with her college sweetheart, Eric, only to realize some months later he was her soulmate. Shortly after attempting to get back together, Eric is killed in a car accident. For years after, Ally struggles to find her purpose in life. Forcing intimacy with all the wrong men (and one woman) and sabotaging relationships with all the right ones because she just can’t get over Eric. A decade of relationships go by, then, in an effortless instant, Ally realizes she’s already met the one she’s meant to be with but was too self-loathing in the moment to realize it. Hat in hand, they meet again…
Big Beach Films is developing a new film exploring the origins of the world’s most popular board games. The untitled pic, which centers on the creation of the hit Parker Brothers game Monopoly, will be based on Mary Pilon’s book The Monopolists.
Logline: Set in the United Nations Office of Outer Space Affairs, which not only monitors the universe for signs of life, but is ready to defend humanity if aliens arrive on Earth, the story follows a shy staffer in the organization who unexpectedly makes first contact when he meets a mysterious beautiful woman and must risk more than his job when they are threatened by forces of this world and beyond.
Logline: Follows the true story Keith Aldrich, a man who continually reinvented himself, starting as a child of the Depression in Oklahoma; a preacher-in-training in booming California; an aspiring Hollywood actor; in the 1950s, a self-styled Beat writer, and then a man in a gray flannel suit; in the 1960s, a member of the New York literati, and then a hippie; in the 1970s, a denizen of the suburbs with a partying, Ice Storm kind of life. Then in the 80’s, when the moral majority helped put Ronald Reagan in office, he became a born-again Christian.