Annapurna will have to really up the star power to eclipse the Weinstein Company’s upcoming event series, and that starts with the role of David Koresh. Paul Dano or Shia LaBeouf would make for excellent casting, but so would Matthew Rhys or Billy Crudup.
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Amberville is a darkly comedic animated crime show set in a city populated by living, breathing stuffed animals. The story concerns a reformed Teddy Bear who is pulled back into the criminal underworld when his former boss enlists him for an impossible new job.
While most of the Hollywood contingent at Sundance has already left Park City, there are still plenty of festival deals being made, chief among them one for Dee Rees’ acclaimed drama Mudbound, which is the hottest acquisition title left on the board.
Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are set to team up with Megan Ellison of Annapurna Pictures for The Hustlers at Scores based on the New York Magazine of the same name by Jessica Pressler.
The Me and Orson Welles scribes are once again teaming up with director Richard Linklater to adapt Maria Semple’s Where’d You Go Bernadette. Michael H. Weber and Scott Neustadter wrote a previous draft of the script.
Ghostbusters star Kristen Wiig will rejoin her The Martian co-star Matt Damon in Alexander Payne’s upcoming satire Downsizing. Wiig replaces Reese Witherspoon, who had to exit the project due to scheduling conflicts.
Ellison will produce the spiritual sequel to Richard Linklater’s “Dazed and Confused” under her Annapurna banner.
The Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu western could get new financing.
Logline: Kept under wraps but pitched as “Easy A” meets “Mean Girls.”
Logline: Heist thriller about the daring 1965 jail break at age 22 to the legendary career pilfering treasures from museums all over New England, Myles Connor’s life is the stuff of adventure novels. Now, with the aid of novelist Siler, the notorious art thief recounts his scores and sets the record straight on one of the biggest art heists ever – at Boston’s Isabella stewart Gardner Museum.