Between June 1st and June 30th, we tracked a total of 22 feature specs out. We’ve been coming from a steadily declining slump of material out, but June turned it around from May’s slow market. While not the highest number of features out this year, things are starting to mend.
The musical mash-up of “Cyrano de Bergerac” and Shakespeare’s “Othello” will be set in 19th Century England with Oyelowo producing.
Waititi may be a blessing in disguise for Akira, as he values diversity when it comes to casting, and I don’t see him embracing the idea of an all-white cast playing Japanese characters.
The two talented Asian comics have been making waves in all forms of media, Park on the hit ABC sitcom Fresh Off the Boat and Wong on her own ABC show, American Housewife. They co-wrote the script with Michael Golamco (Grimm).
While Rodriguez doesn’t have an offer yet since Hardwicke just boarded the project, there’s no doubt she would absolutely crush this role, as the rising star of Jane the Virgin is a strong match for the material.
The U.S. government hatches a plan to use bank robbers to steal from al Qaeda post-9/11.
The novel, which has been compared to 500 Days of Summer, follows the story of Alison, who heads to Hollywood from the Midwest to pursue her dreams of being an actress, leaving the love of her life Kyle behind.
The project has found its director and co-star.