Browsing: The Weinstein Company
The Sundance Film Festival has reached its halfway point and the sales market has been brisk thanks to streaming giants like Amazon and Netflix, who as expected, have been as active as anyone in Park City.
Follows a Chinese family in danger of losing its family owned business – a wonton soup shop that’s been passed down generation after generation for hundreds of years. When the family’s grandmother passes away, the restaurant is left in the hands of a little girl named Raindrop and her mother.
A brand new — and appropriately timely — spec is hitting the market this week from scribe Patrick McConville. The political thriller Inauguration Day has already captured the attention of several producers and is moving into major territories.
When a malicious cyber attack against U.S. Space Command forces the President-Elect and the outgoing President into the Situation Room hours before the Inauguration ceremony, the rival Presidents and their National Security teams work with and against each other to determine who is responsible for the attack and how to respond before it’s too late.
The King of Rock n’ Roll is headed to the small screen. Weinstein Television has made a groundbreaking deal with the Elvis Presley estate to create biopic series. The deal includes access to all rights to Presley’s music, clothes, automobiles, jets, and the opportunity to shoot in the singer’s Graceland home — an unprecedented first.
Victor Hugo’s classic Les Miserables is getting another adaptation in the form of a six-part mini-series from Weinstein Television and BBC. Andrew Davies, who penned BBC and A&E Networks’ War & Peace adaptation will write the series.
The Tony Award-winning musical was previously in development at Universal Pictures with Kenny Ortega directing, but has since been taken off the shelf and put in the hands of Harvey Weinstein and the Weinstein Co.
The film stars Marvel Cinematic Universe mainstays Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen of Captain America: Civil War as well as Jon Bernthal from Daredevil.
The Weinstein Company has assembled a TV series package based on Mario Puzo’s Omerta. It is The Godfather author’s final novel, published posthumously in 2000.
Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart are circling roles in the remake of The Intouchables at The Weinstein Company. The French original, directed by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, starred Francois Cluzet and Omar Sy.
Temple Hill Entertainment has picked up the rights to the 2012 Best Documentary Feature winning documentary Undefeated. The company plans to adapt the inspiring true story into a narrative feature.
Follows Cory who works for the Fish and Game Department as a hunter of coyotes and other predators. Suffering after the death of his teenage daughter, he stumbles upon the raped body of a teenage girl frozen in the woods. A rookie FBI agent enlists Cory to help her find those responsible.
The currently untitled picture will focus on Le Clercq’s prominence in the 1950’s, her passionate love triangle with two of the most prolific choreographers of her time, and her devastating bought with polio which paralyzed her from the waist down.
Will focus on Tanaquil or “Tammy” Le Clercq, a prominent ballerina in the 1950’s. Follows her passionate love triangle with two of the most prolific choreographers of her time and her devastating bought with polio which paralyzed her from the waist down, cutting short her career.
Channing Tatum and the Weinstein Company have brought in Mike Vukadinovich to adapt YA novel Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick.
MGM have bought the remake rights for the 2007 Finnish thriller Black Ice with Dylan Sellers and his Rivers Edge Films set to produce. The film is a complex thriller that explores a love triangle between a woman, her husband and the husband’s mistress. The original production won six Jussi Awards, the Finnish equivalent of an Oscar.
Get ready Fowl fans, as it looks as though Walt Disney Pictures and The Weinstein Company are finally moving forward on the seriously long-awaited Artemis Fowl adaptation, securing Kenneth Branagh to direct.
Simon Curtis is interested in directing James Graham’s adaption of William Kuhn’s novel about Queen Elizabeth going AWOL.
SNL cast member Cecily Strong will star opposite Jessica Chastain in the romantic comedy Plus One, produced by The Weinstein Company and Gloria Sanchez Productions. With Strong on board, producers are ready to move forward, with eyes for a female director.
The animated comedy Escape From Planet Earth, which followed a group of aliens trapped in Area 51, starred Rob Corddry, Brendan Fraser, Jessica Alba, Craig Robinson, and Ricky Gervais, among others.