Drummed out of Vietnam, misfit American pilots were given a choice: Face the music of military justice or serve with other oddballs and rule breakers. Dubbed the Ravens, they soon learned they can fly, fight, and drink as they pleased in a CIA-sponsored secret war.
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Pitched in the vein of OCEAN’S 11 meets ARGO. In September 1960, three CIA agents, led by a headstrong engineer with something to prove, bungled their way into Fidel Castro’s clutches attempting to bug a diplomatic residence in Havana, Cuba. On the eve of the most dangerous international standoff of the 20th century, disavowed by the CIA, the three were sentenced to ten years in Cuba’s most notorious prison. To get out, they would need a Hail Mary plan, a Dirty Dozen of prison conspirators, and a woman who refused to bow to authority. Based on an article for the new digital media magazine Truly*Adventurous.
Andrea Arnold’s American Honey has come out on top of the British Independent Film Awards with four wins at Sunday night’s event. The film won prizes in directing for Arnold, star Sasha Lane for acting, craft for Robbie Ryan, and top British Independent Film.
Divergent author Veronica Roth has a pair of Young Adult novels in the works, set to be published by HarperCollins in 2017 and 2018, with the rights to both starting to seriously heat up on the market.
The debut novel by Becky Albertalli will be adapted by scribes Elizabeth Berger and Isaac Aptaker. Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen and Isaac Klausner of Temple Hill Entertainment produce, along with Pouya Shahbazian of New Leaf Literary & Media.
Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out.
From the bestselling author of Dorothy Must Die comes a new spin on The Snow Queen, described as “Frozen all grown up.” Story follows a teen who escapes a mental institution only to get lost in a land of ice, where she learns her destiny is to save the mysterious land from an evil king.
Published via HarperCollins on August 23, 2011, the property was soon snatched up by Sony Pictures, with Matt Tolmach producing. Tolmach and his Matt Tolmach Productions will also make the jump to Lionsgate.
Pitched as Breaking Bad meets Marie Antoinette, a modern teen must navigate a new kind of high society–a pocket kingdom existing entirely within the Palace of Versailles–and when she finds herself betrothed to a dangerous man, she’ll do anything to finance her escape– including peddling a designer drug to those she calls her friends.
“King Kong” and “The Ring” actress may star in the the franchise’s next installment!
Logline: Everything about Anna’s life is secret. Her father works for the government, running secret experiments on four genetically altered boys in the basement of their farmhouse. When the Branch decides it’s time to take the boys, one of them stages an escape, and now on the run, Anna discovers that she and Sam are connected in more ways than either of them expected