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Random House Studio has acquired the rights to Here and Gone from author Haylen Beck for a feature adaptation. The book, set to be published next year, is being pitched in the vein of Gone Girl
A working class Jewish boy from Newark, New Jersey, travels on scholarship to a small, conservative college in Ohio, thus exempting him from being drafted into the Korean War. But once there, Marcus’s growing infatuation with his beautiful classmate.
Now that the festival’s biggest purchase has been made, things are starting to get a little quieter at Sundance — but that doesn’t mean films aren’t getting snatched up by studios. Acquisitions are still being made on some of the festival’s most buzzed about titles and the first round of awards have been handed out for short filmmaking.
The untitled boxing film from Ang Lee follows the classic fight between Joe Frazier and Muhammed Ali. David Oyelowo is currently circling the role of Frazier.
Logline: Set in 1951, the story follows Marcus Messner, the idealistic son of a humble kosher butcher from Newark, N.J. Marcus leaves for Ohio to study at a small, conservative college, where he finds himself at odds with the administration, grapples with anti-Semitism and sexual repression, and pines after a troubled girl.
Heyman has signed on to produce while Schamus adapts the religious novel.
Logline: Story will chronicle the life of Jesus as a man.
Logline: When a woman convinces her husband they should fabricate a “divorce” in order to find out which of their friends would side with who, the bluntly honest results leave them in deep regret, as they scramble to find a way to fix the mess, before all of their friends tell them what they “really” think.
Logline: The story follows a couple who survives an avalanche, and upon their return back to their hotel, they find they are the only survivors left. Not long after, they begin to see supernatural visions of their future, and begin to realize this silent world they live in is no longer their own.