Star Thrower Acquires ‘The Most Dangerous Man In America’ For Event Series On Timothy Leary’s Fugitive Run

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EXCLUSIVE: Star Thrower Entertainment has acquired rights to Bill Minutaglio and Steven L Davis’ novel The Most Dangerous Man In America. In what I hear was a competitive situation, Tim and Trevor White’s Star Thrower bought the book, originally publis…

Bill Skarsgard, Maika Monroe Sign On for Home Invasion Thriller ‘Villains’

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Genre superstars Bill Skarsgard and Maika Monroe are teaming for “Villains,” a home invasion thriller that rated on the 2016 Black List — an annual ranking of Hollywood’s best unproduced screenplays.

From writer-directors Dan Berk and Robert Olsen, “Villains” will see Skarsgard and Monroe as amateur crooks who break into an idyllic suburban home only to discover dark secrets and owners who would do anything to keep them contained.

The film will seek North American distribution with reps Endeavor Content.

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The Realm, a division of British Columbia-based BRON Studios (Skarsgard’s upcoming “Assassination Nation”), will produce the project with Star Thrower Entertainment (“The Post).

Tim and Trevor White and Allan Mandelbaum will produce for Star Thrower. Garrick Dion will produce, with Aaron L. Gilbert as executive producer, for The Realm and BRON. Creative Wealth Media’s Jason Cloth will executive produce. Rick Rickertsen and Mary Solomon are co-producing.

Skarsgard rocketed to fame with his take on Pennywise the Clown in New Line’s low-budget blockbuster reboot of “It.” Monroe has been a perpetual breakout since her heatseeking horror “It Follows” was released in 2014.

Skarsgard is represented by WME and Magnolia Entertainment.  Monroe is represented by WME and Management 360. Berk and Olsen are represented by UTA, Kaplan/Perrone and Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz.

‘Ingrid Goes West’ Acquired by Neon at Sundance

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After a number of competitive bids Tom Quinn and Tim League’s new distribution banner, Neon, have acquired the U.S. distribution rights to Sundance breakout, “Ingrid Goes West,” following the world premiere on Friday night.

Directed by Matt Spicer and starring Aubrey Plaza (“Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates,” “Parks and Recreation”) and Elizabeth Olsen (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Martha Marcy May Marlene”).

Based on a script by Spicer and David Branson Smith, the dark comedy also stars O’Shea Jackson Jr., Wyatt Russell, Billy Magnussen, and Pom Klementieff.

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“Ingrid Goes West” follows Ingrid Thorburn (Plaza) a mentally unstable young woman who becomes obsessed with Taylor Sloane (Olsen), a social media “influencer” with a seemingly-perfect life. When Ingrid decides to drop everything, and move to the west coast to befriend Taylor in real life, her behavior turns unsettling and increasingly dangerous.

“Ingrid Goes West” marks Spicer’s feature directorial debut. He recently co-wrote Flower, along with Max Winkler who will also direct. The film is a twisted coming-of-age comedy starring Zoey Deutch, Adam Scott, Kathryn Hahn and Tim Heidecker, which Spicer will also produce alongside Rough House Pictures and Diablo Entertainment. Along with Winkler, Spicer will write the recently announced Rocketeer sequel for Disney.

Star Thrower Entertainment and 141 Entertainment financed and produced.

Producers include Jared Ian Goldman, Star Thrower Entertainment’s Tim and Trevor White, 141 Entertainment’s Adam and Robert Mirels, and Aubrey Plaza.

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Mary Solomon, Rick Rickertsen and Allan Mandelbaum executive produced.

CAA represented the US rights and negotiated the deal.

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