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Originally, Ben Affleck was in talks to direct the Afghanistan War movie, but Sony has gone with the director of the 2017 sci-fi thriller Life instead.
After previously snagging Killers of the Flower Moon, Imperative Entertainment has made another big buy with the novel Tangerine. George Clooney’s Smokehouse Pictures is attached to produce and Scarlett Johansson has come aboard to star.
The mystery/thriller set in 1950s Morocco is about a woman named Alice Shipley who tries to leave both her past and her college roommate behind after the man she intends to marry suddenly dies. Years later, she reconnects with that same roommate, Lucy, and then Alice’s husband disappears.
George Clooney and Grant Heslov’s indie production company Smokehouse Pictures is partnering with Making a Murderer filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos for America’s Most Admired Lawbreaker based on a series of Huffington Post articles by Steven Brill.
UPDATE (3.10.16): Imperative Entertainment wins the war for David Grann’s Killers of the Flower Moon with a massive $5 million bid, making this one of the richest book deals to go down in recent history. Imperative beat out an offer from Star Wars director JJ Abrams.
A massive bidding war is underway right now as some of Hollywood’s biggest players compete for the rights to Lost City of Z author David Grann’s upcoming Killers Of The Flower Moon. A-listers are attached and studios are swarming as the year’s biggest bidding war gets underway!
Chronicles the real-life 1920s mystery surrounding the suspicious deaths of several Osage Indians, who were at the time among the richest people on the planet. The story follows the twists and turns of the investigation that eventually became the first major case solved by J. Edgar Hoover’s brand new FBI.
George Clooney is setting up an all-star cast for his next directing project. After signing on to helm Suburbicon, written by Joel and Ethan Coen, he is now in talks with Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, and Josh Brolin to join the cast.
A recap of the week’s TV news!