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A brand new — and appropriately timely — spec is hitting the market this week from scribe Patrick McConville. The political thriller Inauguration Day has already captured the attention of several producers and is moving into major territories.
When a malicious cyber attack against U.S. Space Command forces the President-Elect and the outgoing President into the Situation Room hours before the Inauguration ceremony, the rival Presidents and their National Security teams work with and against each other to determine who is responsible for the attack and how to respond before it’s too late.
The Shallows writer Anthony Jaswinski has sold his latest spec script, Highway One, to DreamWorks in a reported near seven-figure deal. Denise DiNovi is attached to direct, with Lynn Harris and Matti Leshem producing.
Updated 09.02.16: Mark Townend’s high-concept sci-fi action thriller, pitched as Looper meets Safe House, continues to burn up the market ahead of the holiday weekend, with Screen Gems, Legendary Pictures, and AG Capital being the latest to take a closer look at what has become one of the summer’s hottest specs.
After a heated bidding war, comedy spec Besties has landed at DreamWorks with Montecito Pictures, with a deal in the low-to-mid six figures. The spec is the first feature from Cassie Daniels and Mark Bartosic.
Two time Oscar-nominated actress Jacki Weaver will lend her voice to the upcoming animated feature Larrikins. Australian comedian Tim Minchin will direct and star in the DreamWorks project.
Comedic actor Rob Corddry has joined the rapidly growing cast of Office Christmas Party. Actors Oliver Cooper and Andrew Leeds have also joined the guest list for the DreamWorks feature.
The holiday comedy Office Christmas Party just tapped Jamie Chung, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, and Karan Soni to join the cast. The three will join Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston, Kate McKinnon, T.J. Miller, Olivia Munn, Abbey Lee and Randall Park.
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!
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.
Tye Sheridan has landed the coveted lead role in Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Ready Player One. Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, and DreamWorks are collaborating to make the film based on the bestselling novel by Ernest Cline.
Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston will reunite for the holiday season in Office Christmas Party. T.J. Miller and Kate McKinnon will also star in the DreamWorks ensemble comedy about an office party that has gone awry.