When former Yale president Bart Giamatti (Paul Giamatti’s father) begins his dream job as Commissioner of the MLB, he’s immediately thrust into an investigation of his hero — legendary Hit King Pete Rose who’s accused of betting on baseball — leading to the infamous 1989 showdown over both the soul of our National Pastime and American integrity that consumed both men.
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Previously played by Dean Martin and Anthony Franciosa but absent from the screen for almost forty years, Donald Hamilton’s spy was featured in 27 novels, four movies and a short-lived 1975 television show.
In The Prospect, written by Ben Epstein (Netflix’s You Get Me), Michael Jordan uses a year as a baseball prospect to find himself after his father’s death.
Stephen Gaghan (Syriana) will direct from his own screenplay, based on an earlier draft by Tom Shepherd. The script will draw heavily from the 1920s series of children’s books by Hugh Lofting.
Stranger Things breakout star Shannon Purser is set to join Moana star Auli’i Cravalho in the NBC pilot Drama High, meanwhile It’s Always Sunny‘s Glenn Howerton is teaming up with comedian Patton Oswalt for Seth Meyers and Mike O’Brien’s untitled comedy.
The revisionist fantasy spec script Fairy Godmother has been acquired after a round of competitive bidding by MGM. The script hails from playwright Chiara Atik.
A revisionist spin on the classic Fairy Godmother tale that finds sought after Fairy Godmother Fay facing unfamiliar territory when the hottest Prince in all the land doesn’t love the teenage Princess she found him for, but instead falls head over heels for her.
Logline: A revisionist spin on the classic Fairy Godmother tale that finds sought after Fairy Godmother Fay facing unfamiliar territory when the hottest Prince in all the land doesn’t love the teenage Princess she found him for, but instead falls head over heels for her.
Amazon Studios has picked up the 2015 Black List biopic Ida Tarbell by first-time screenwriter Mark McDevitt. The story centers on Tarbell, whose magazine series, “The History of the Standard Oil Company,” not only changed the history of journalism but also the fate of Rockefeller’s empire.
Lakeshore Entertainment has acquired the spec The Wedding Year from screenwriter Donald Diego. The story is about a female millennial who isn’t sure she is the marrying type and has her relationship and commitment issues put to the test when she is invited to 15 weddings in the same year.
Rupert Grint is set to headline Sick Note for European pay TV operator Sky, alongside Shaun Of The Dead‘s Nick Frost and Miami Vice‘s Don Johnson.
The team behind The Imitation Team is getting back together, as Black Bear Pictures has acquired a spec from Oscar-winning screenwriter Graham Moore with Morten Tyldum attached to direct.
One of the world’s most famous crime novelists may, once again, be headed to the big screen. Columbia is in development with an action-adventure take on Agatha Christie from writer Tom Shepherd.
The rising star best known for her role as Daenerys Targaryen is on board for the romantic dramedy based on James Collins’s novel Beginner’s Greek.
The series was previously titled “Patient Zero”. It looks at how society acts in the wake of a global life threatening epidemic.
Logline: Centers on the early days of electricity and the legal battle between Thomas Edison against George Westinghouse who fought over the invention of the lightbulb, told through the perspective of Westinghouse’s attorney, Paul Cravath.