Jennifer Lawrence Launches Excellent Cadaver Producing Shingle, Sets First Look Deal With Makeready

EXCLUSIVE: Jennifer Lawrence has launched a new production company, Excellent Cadaver, and she has made a first-look film deal with Makeready where she and producing partner Justine Polsky will develop movie projects and star vehicles for the Oscar-win…

EXCLUSIVE: Jennifer Lawrence has launched a new production company, Excellent Cadaver, and she has made a first-look film deal with Makeready where she and producing partner Justine Polsky will develop movie projects and star vehicles for the Oscar-winning actress. Makeready and Excellent Cadaver will produce them independently or through Makeready’s output deals with Universal Pictures and Entertainment One. Makeready principal and Head of Film Pam Abdy will oversee…

Sam And Aaron Taylor-Johnson Breathe Fire Into James Frey’s Controversial Addiction Memoir ‘A Million Little Pieces’

A Million Little Pieces is as raw, bloody and messy as James Frey wrote it. With the startling intensity he shocked Toronto with in Nocturnal Animals two years ago, Aaron Taylor-Johnson plays Frey through his evolution from a hopeless, cornered animal …

A Million Little Pieces is as raw, bloody and messy as James Frey wrote it. With the startling intensity he shocked Toronto with in Nocturnal Animals two years ago, Aaron Taylor-Johnson plays Frey through his evolution from a hopeless, cornered animal descending down a drug-induced death spiral to someone who pulls out of the nosedive after reluctantly embracing help from a group of fellow addicts to create distance from the seduction of crack cocaine and hard liquor…

CAA Signs James Frey As Sam & Aaron Taylor-Johnson Ready ‘A Million Little Pieces’ Film For Fall Festivals

EXCLUSIVE: CAA just signed best-selling author James Frey. This comes as Brad Weston’s Makeready and The Picture Company prepare to launch A Million Little Pieces, the screen version of the semi-autobiographical and controversial addiction novel …

EXCLUSIVE: CAA just signed best-selling author James Frey. This comes as Brad Weston’s Makeready and The Picture Company prepare to launch A Million Little Pieces, the screen version of the semi-autobiographical and controversial addiction novel that was adapted into a feature by Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Sam Taylor-Johnson, the latter of whom directed her husband in the lead role. The film, which also stars Billy Bob Thornton, Giovanni Ribisi and Odessa Young (Assassinatio…

‘Orphan X’ Books To Get TV Series Adaptation By Makeready & Justin Lin

In a very competitive situation, Brad Weston’s Makeready has landed the rights to Gregg Hurwitz’s bestselling Orphan X book series with plans to adapt the thrillers into a TV series along with Justin Lin’s Perfect Storm Entertainment….

In a very competitive situation, Brad Weston’s Makeready has landed the rights to Gregg Hurwitz’s bestselling Orphan X book series with plans to adapt the thrillers into a TV series along with Justin Lin’s Perfect Storm Entertainment. Hurwitz, who penned 2017’s The Book of Henry directed by Colin Trevorrow, is set to co-adapt the books, often drawing comparisons to the Jason Bourne and Jack Reacher franchises. He will also executive produce with Scott Nemes, Makeready’s…

Makeready Chief Brad Weston Broadens Quality From Oscar-Bait Slates To Multiple Platforms – Deadline Disruptors

After a five-year run as New Regency president and CEO that garnered two Best Picture winners—12 Years a Slave and Birdman—and nearly a third—The Revenant—Brad Weston left to form Makeready with funding from eOne and distributio…

After a five-year run as New Regency president and CEO that garnered two Best Picture winners—12 Years a Slave and Birdman—and nearly a third—The RevenantBrad Weston left to form Makeready with funding from eOne and distribution through Universal Pictures. And the game plan, he says, was to go beyond the traditional platforms of film and television. One year in, and with Pam Abdy and Scott Nemes running film and TV, Makeready has already wrapped one feature, the Sam…

Makeready Wins Auction For James Frey Novel ‘Katerina’ As Simon & Schuster Imprint Scout Press Wins Pub Rights

EXCLUSIVE: Following its sale to the Simon & Schuster imprint Scout Press, the James Frey novel Katerina has been pre-emptively acquired in a film rights deal by Brad Weston’s Makeready. Frey will write the script and be executive producer. Guymon Casady is producing through Entertainment 360, the production arm of Management 360.
The deal comes as Makeready is about to start production on an adaptation of Frey’s A Million Little Pieces, which director Sam Taylor-Johnson…

EXCLUSIVE: Following its sale to the Simon & Schuster imprint Scout Press, the James Frey novel Katerina has been pre-emptively acquired in a film rights deal by Brad Weston’s Makeready. Frey will write the script and be executive producer. Guymon Casady is producing through Entertainment 360, the production arm of Management 360. The deal comes as Makeready is about to start production on an adaptation of Frey’s A Million Little Pieces, which director Sam Taylor-Johnson…

AMC Developing Series Based On Black Lives Matter Book ‘They Can’t Kill Us All’

AMC has put in development a drama based on Wesley Lowrey’s bestselling nonfiction book They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America’s Racial Justice. It comes from Brad Weston’s Makeready and writer LaToya Morgan (Into the Badlands, Turn: Washington’s Spies).
Published in 2016 by Little, Brown & Company, the book was acquired by Makeready last fall. It examines how decades of racially biased policing in segregated neighborhoods with failing…

AMC has put in development a drama based on Wesley Lowrey’s bestselling nonfiction book They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America’s Racial Justice. It comes from Brad Weston’s Makeready and writer LaToya Morgan (Into the Badlands, Turn: Washington’s Spies). Published in 2016 by Little, Brown & Company, the book was acquired by Makeready last fall. It examines how decades of racially biased policing in segregated neighborhoods with failing…

Jonás Cuarón To Adapt Undocumented Immigrants Manuscript By DREAMer Journalist As TV Series For Makeready

Jonás Cuarón, who co-wrote the acclaimed feature Gravity with his father, director Alfonso Cuarón, is set to adapt Undocumented America, a manuscript by journalist — and DACA beneficiary — Karla Cornejo Villavicencio as a potential TV series for Brad Weston’s Makeready.
Based on the book to be published by Spiegel & Grau, Undocumented America will be a portrait of the undocumented experience, weaving together diverse stories of immigrants across the country – from New…

Jonás Cuarón, who co-wrote the acclaimed feature Gravity with his father, director Alfonso Cuarón, is set to adapt Undocumented America, a manuscript by journalist — and DACA beneficiary — Karla Cornejo Villavicencio as a potential TV series for Brad Weston’s Makeready. Based on the book to be published by Spiegel & Grau, Undocumented America will be a portrait of the undocumented experience, weaving together diverse stories of immigrants across the country – from New…

Brad Weston Launches Makeready; eOne, Universal Back Indie Studio

Brad Weston has launched Makeready, a funded production company backed by eOne and bolstered by a five-year agreement with Universal Pictures to handle worldwide distribution and marketing on two feature films per year. The first of those Weston expects will be ready for release in late 2018, with two to follow in 2019. Weston left his position as New Regency president and CEO to form the new venture, and he has named former Regency production president Pam Abdy to head…

Brad Weston has launched Makeready, a funded production company backed by eOne and bolstered by a five-year agreement with Universal Pictures to handle worldwide distribution and marketing on two feature films per year. The first of those Weston expects will be ready for release in late 2018, with two to follow in 2019. Weston left his position as New Regency president and CEO to form the new venture, and he has named former Regency production president Pam Abdy to head…