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THE GHOST OF DOHENY
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REJ Entertainment is out with THE GHOST OF DOHENY by Paul Sanchez Yates. The true story of Jack Nance, the iconic star of ERASERHEAD and TWIN PEAKS, whose real-life Hollywood success, battles with alcoholism, turbulent romances, and mysterious death was more nightmarish than anything David Lynch could even dream up.

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WE BURY THE DEAD
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WME is out with WE BURY THE DEAD by Zak Hilditch. When the United States is left reeling after a military test instantly kills millions of citizens, Ava Newman volunteers to a body retrieval unit in order to find out if her husband was among the victims.

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SAVAGE
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Heroes & Villians is out with SAVAGE by Enio Rigolin. When their plane crashes in the Amazon, two estranged sisters must bond together to escape the dangers of the jungle and find their way home.

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FUSE
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Elevate Entertainment is out with FUSE by Marek Polgar & Martyn Pedler. A government assassin suffering from trauma with two personalities battles as the first persona attempts to complete his mission, while the second tries to stop him. Think MEMENTO meets BOURNE IDENTITY meets TAKEN.

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COCAINE
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Pantheon has optioned COCAINE by Andi Albin. An overzealous police detective gets involved with a crime family that is heavily connected to the local political scene. With the 1980s cocaine wars as a backdrop, this film is immersed in the history of South Florida’s drug trade, paired with a tumultuous, violent love story.

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CAPTAIN SMALLS
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Legion M is producing CAPTAIN SMALLS by Robert Blake Whitehall. Robert Smalls, an enslaved man in South Carolina at the height of the Civil War, was drafted by the Confederate Navy and forced to serve. Unable to pay the money to free his family, Smalls planned one of the most audacious heists in history. By stealing the Confederate warship CSS Planter, Captain Smalls navigated the treacherous Confederate-surveilled waters to free himself, his crew, and their families.

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MURDER IN THE WHITE HOUSE
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Paramount made a preemptive deal on MURDER IN THE WHITE HOUSE by Jonathan W. Stokes. The president is murdered in the White House, and a Secret Service agent has one night to find the killer.

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SINCERELY SAMANTHA SMITH
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Verve out with SINCERELY SAMANTHA SMITH by Joe Ballarini. The incredible, inspiring true story of a 10 year-old girl who prevented World War 3.
In 1982, at the peak of the Nuclear Arms hysteria between the US and Soviets, shy, quiet 10 year-old Samantha Smith shot to world-wide fame when she became pen pals with the Soviet leader who invited her and her family to Russia to discuss peace talks between the super powers.

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MINOR MODIFICATIONS
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CAA out with MINOR MODIFICATIONS by Shia LaBeouf. Based on the life of rapper Kevin Abstract; this biographical fiction follows a Texas teen as he struggles with identity, finding meaningful relationships, sexual fluidity, and his direction in life.

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PLYMOUTH (SPEC)
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A group of black teenagers find themselves lured into a church where a white police officer accused of a racially motivated murder has been taken hostage.

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MY WAY (SPEC)
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When retired curmudgeon Ed Fitzgerald loses his house to the bank and refuses to go into a nursing home, he decides to take a long shot…he posts a flyer and puts himself up for adoption. Unfortunately, everyone in town knows what a miserable pain the ass he is, so there’s only one taker – a venturesome single mother from China with a troubled teenage son. Inspired by a true story.

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THE ASSASSINATION OF GERALD FORD (SPEC)
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Logline: Biopic of would-be assassin Sara Jane Moore – A despondent housewife searches for an escape from her stale, suburban life as a mother and homemaker, only to seek her independence through the unlikeliest of actions…attempting to assassinate the president.

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PURE IMAGINATION (SPEC)
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After his daughter’s death and pregnant wife’s near fatal stroke, famed author Roald Dahl uses his storytelling to help his children triumph in the face of tragedy — unknowingly creating many of the classics we know today.

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GREAT NORTH (SPEC)
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After accidentally killing a five-year-old girl and losing his closest friend in the aftermath, a teenage boy sets out to help the girl’s father build his home without revealing who he is.

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THE HAMPTONS (SPEC)
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A ragtag team of young entrepreneurs attempt to build a social media empire in an effort to live the luxurious lives they’ve long dreamed of living… but when the FBI launches an investigation into their meteoric rise, everything threatens to fall apart. Inspired by a true story. The Social Network meets The Wolf of Wall Street.

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MCCARTHY (SPEC)
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A searing biopic chronicling the rise and fall of the infamous US Senator Joe McCarthy – the last great American demagogue, and a clear predecessor to the one currently occupying the White House.

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WOMAN HOLLERING (SPEC)
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A young girl in South Texas desperately yearns to get her period. But instead of coming into her body as a woman, she triggers the attention of a half owl/ half woman witch called The Lechuza and transforms from girl to bird instead.

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ST. SIMMONS (SPEC)
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Logline: Story details are being kept under wraps but described as I, TONYA meets BEHIND THE CANDELABRA that is based upon a true story about fitness guru Richard Simmons.

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WHAT IS MISSING (FILM RIGHTS)
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Costanza Ansaldo, a half-Italian and half-American translator, thinks she has made peace with her childlessness. A year after the death of her husband, she returns to Florence, where she spent many happy times in her youth. There she meets Andrew Weissman, an acutely sensitive seventeen-year-old, and his father, Henry, a charismatic physician who specializes in reproductive medicine. The triangle resumes three months later in New York, where the relationships among them turn and tighten with combustive effects that cut to the core of what it means to be a father, a son, and―for Costanza―a potential mother.

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FALLING FOR FIGARO (SPEC)
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Logline: A young fund manager decides to leave her unfulfilling job and long-term boyfriend behind to chase her lifelong dream of becoming an opera singer in the Scottish Highlands.

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BLUE SLIDE PARK (SPEC)
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After his first album topped the Billboard Charts, life was never the same for Malcolm McCormick aka Mac Miller. This is his story – a story of music, love, success, family, and addiction.

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POD (SPEC)
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After a mission to destroy a black hole that endangers mankind goes wrong, an astronaut awakens in her escape pod to find that decades have passed in seemingly a moment. Now, with an aging body and fragile mind, she battles against the elements of space and time to complete her mission.

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UP THE RIVER (SPEC)
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Logline: On a river run, two kayakers discover a soaked journal and in it, clues to a kidnap victim’s location, so they hatch a plan to rescue her.

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