Producers from Darkest Hour, Big Little Lies and The Danish Girl team up as A-list packages circle going into the weekend.
Browsing: Bruna Papandrea
Ruth Ware’s best-selling novel is a suspense thriller about a woman attending the bachelorette party for her high school BFF she hasn’t seen in ten years.
Pacific Standard co-founders Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea are parting ways, ending a five-year partnership which resulted in Oscar-nominated hits Gone Girl and Wild.
Takes place over a weekend between six adults and three children and explores the most fundamental relationships — marriage, sex, parenthood and friendship — and how too often we don’t appreciate how extraordinary our ordinary lives are until it’s too late.
ABC has eleven dramas in contention, with another one already picked up to series. That’s a lot. Get the complete breakdown in our ABC Drama pilots preview.
Reese Witherspoon and Pacific Standard are in development with the origin story of the iconic Barbie doll and its creator, based on Robin Gerber’s biography Barbie and Ruth. The project is set up at Bold Films.
The Tracking Board exclusively reported on the hot novel last month, when several studios were making offers. We now can confirm that New Line won out, with Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea coming on to produce under their Pacific Standard banner.
Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea have signed a two-year overall deal with ABC Studios to develop and produce exclusively broadcast television series under their Pacific Standard banner. Witherspoon and Papandrea will bring in a dedicated TV executive to work with Pacific Standard’s creative executive Jeanne Snow.
New Line optioned the acclaimed memoir in September, with Toby Emmerich, Andrea Johnston, and Richard Brener overseeing. Witherspoon’s Standard is now in the fold, working to lock a scribe to adapt the inspirational story.
The novel, which will be published by Simon & Schuster later this year, is a comic take on the life of a woman juggling motherhood with a career on Wall Street.
Logline: Centers on the creation of the U.S. Army Special Operations Command pilot program that allowed elite women soldiers on the battlefield with Green Berets and Army Rangers in Afghanistan in 2010. Dubbed CST-2, the unit was made up of a hand-picked group of women from the Army, hat included first Lieutenant Ashley White, who would become the first CST member killed in action.
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