Between January 1st and January 31st, 2022, we tracked a total of 11 new feature specs hitting the market. Compared to last month, we are seeing a 15% decrease in the material out. That is fairly standard for the time of the year, thanks to the holidays. In terms of successes, of the 11 specs out, 4 have some type of attachment.
Browsing: Riva Marker
The Oscar-nominated actor will also produce the adaptation of Kevin Wignall’s upcoming novel To Die in Vienna under his production company Nine Stories.
Freddie Makin, a civilian surveillance contractor in Vienna, has been watching a Chinese academic named Jiang Cheng for the past year. When Freddie interrupts a break-in at his apartment, the intruder escapes, only to return to try and kill him. Now Freddie has to figure out who is trying to kill him and why, all while hiding the past that he’s been running away from.
Written by Steven Knight (Locke), the film follows a reporter (Gyllenhaal) who travels to Rio de Janeiro to visit a wealthy friend (Cumberbatch), only to get roped into a plot to fake his friend’s death.
Gyllenhaal is expected to star in the film, which is based on the true story of a ragtag team of American volunteers, socialists and outcasts who are fighting alongside the Kurdish militia known as the YPG to beat ISIS in Syria and establish an anarchist collective amid the rubble of war.
Miranda Richardson is set to join Jake Gyllenhaal in Lionsgate’s Boston Marathon bombing film Stronger, which is inspired by the New York Times best selling book of the same name by Jeff Bauman and Bret Witer.
Jake Gyllenhaal’s film, Stronger has found a home at Bold Films. The company will produce and finance the project about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.
Red Crown Productions is in development with Theater of War, a feature based on a story that was originally broadcast as a part of an episode of the venerable radio show-turned-popular podcast This American Life.
Logline: Follows the true story of Jadin Bell, a fifteen year-old openly gay high school sophomore that committed suicide, leaving his father, Joe, filled with regrets. Joe sets out across the country to raise awareness for the dangers of being prejudice.
Hollywood takes on the Bush family once again.
Logline: After hooking up during college, an American Girl and a British guy go on to become, respectively, the President of the United States and the UK Prime Minister – and must confront their feelings for each other in the middle of an international oil crisis.
Logline: Based on the series of books where each story is written from a second person point-of-view with the reader assuming the role of the protagonist and making choices that determine the main character’s actions.