‘Thug’ Acquired By Tucker Tooley For ‘Den Of Thieves’ Christian Gudegast To Direct

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EXCLUSIVE: Tucker Tooley Entertainment has picked up the crime drama film spec script Thug for Den of Thieves writer/director Christian Gudegast to helm. The project was penned by Tony Gayton (AMC’s Hell on Wheels, Faster). Tucker Tooley, CEO of Tooley…

Amazon Studios Lands Biopic on Bass Reeves, First Black U.S. Deputy Marshal, From ‘The Rider’ Helmer Chloé Zhao

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EXCLUSIVE: Amazon Studios will be the studio behind Chloé Zhao’s untitled Bass Reeves biopic, a historical Western about the first black U.S. Deputy Marshal.
Zhao is writing and will direct the pic, which will follow Reeves’ journey as a yo…

Levantine Films, Netter Films Option HuffPo Feature ‘Jerry And Marge Go Large’

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EXCLUSIVE: Levantine Films has optioned Jerry and Marge Go Large, an article by Jason Fagone for Huffington Post’s Highline. Brad Copeland will write the script. Gil Netter will produce alongside Levantine.
Fagone’s article focuses on Jerry and Marge, a couple married for over 60 years who found a nifty way to finance retirement. A mildly dyslexic cereal company materials analyst with a penchant for puzzles and patterns named Gerald Selbee figured out a loophole in the…

Nantucket Film Festival Sets Noah Baumbach Tribute, Ben Stiller Improv Night

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The Nantucket Film Festival, whose 23rd edition is set for June 20-25, has announced its 2018 honorees.
The Screenwriters Tribute will go to Noah Baumbach, the Special Achievement in Documentary Storytelling Award will go to Morgan Neville, and the New Voices in Screenwriting Award to recent Sundance alum Andrew Heckler.
Given the festival’s longtime emphasis on screenwriting, the Screenwriters Tribute is always a centerpiece. Baumbach’s night will be Saturday, June 23…

Tiffany Romigh To Write Untitled Romantic Comedy For Nickel City Pictures

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EXCLUSIVE: It’s always nice to see another female screenwriter get a gig. Tiffany Romigh has been tapped to write an untitled romantic comedy for Nickel City Pictures and the production company’s partner, Telepool GmbH. Romigh most recently completed work on the Amy Baer/Laurence Mark produced Parents’ Weekend.
The plot of the romantic comedy is being kept under wraps right now. Romigh’s Getwell Road script is currently in pre-production with Gold Star Films (Kidnap, Maggi…

FilmNation Acquires Paul Tremblay’s ‘The Cabin At The End Of The World’

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EXCLUSIVE: FilmNation has acquired feature film rights to The Cabin at the End of the World, a Harper Collins 2018 title from author Paul Tremblay. The psychological horror and suspense novel centers on a vacationing family terrorized by four strangers who claim to be either attempting to bring about or trying to avert the apocalypse.
Steve Desmond and Michael Sherman have been tapped by the studio to adapt the book. The screenwriting duo just sold their spec script, Harry…

Ellen Shanman To Adapt Female-Driven, Sci-Fi Thriller ‘The Hidden Girl’ For Studio 8

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EXCLUSIVE: Ellen Shanman has been hired to adapt the female-led, sci-fi thriller The Hidden Girl which is based on the short story from author Ken LiuThe Hidden Girl is inspired by an ancient Chinese myth about a team of women assassins who are able to navigate between dimensions. Shanman, an author in her own right, most recently adapted the bestselling spy-girl book series Gallagher Girls for Paramount as well as the Japanese cult anime series Tiger & Bunny for…