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.
The thrilling spec Canary Black from writer Matthew Kennedy is moving into several new territories to start development on the project. It has swiftly captured the attention of numerous producers, now interested in becoming attached.
Updated 09.02.16: Mark Townend’s high-concept sci-fi action thriller, pitched as Looper meets Safe House, continues to burn up the market ahead of the holiday weekend, with Screen Gems, Legendary Pictures, and AG Capital being the latest to take a closer look at what has become one of the summer’s hottest specs.
Paradigm is on a roll this summer as they hit the town with their latest prospect Glass from Calvin Starnes. As the piping hot spec has made its way into a dozen territories, some A-list talent is already circling what could become the summer’s next great bidding war.
The Oscar-nominated actor will take an animated turn in Nick Frost’s latest set during the dawn of time.
Jaume Collet-Serra has signed on to helm The Commuter. Liam Neeson is attached to star. The two previously worked together on Non-Stop and Run All Night.
Oscar nominated director Lee Daniels is set to direct The Apollo Theater Film Project, an authorized history of New York’s famed Apollo Theater. The film is being produced by White Horse Pictures.
Justin Kurzel is making plans with StudioCanal to adapt Adrian Levy and Cathy Scott-Clark’s book The Siege: 68 Hours Inside The Taj Hotel. Anthony McCarten is adapting the book.
While details on the plot are still being kept under wraps, sources say that the movie will offer clues to the origins of the world’s greatest secret agent–an agent so secret that his codename has a codename–and who just so happens to be a mouse living underneath MI6 headquarters.
The 63-year-old action star has already picked out his next vehicle, the suspense-thriller The Commuter. Scripted by Byron Willinger and Phil de Blasi, the pic will follow Neeson as an unassuming New York City businessman who becomes roped into a criminal conspiracy.