To kick things off, Script Pipeline 2010 Screenwriting Competition–winning script Prom Queen, written by Debbie Chesebro and Tyson FitzGerald, has been optioned by Jeremy Garelick’s production company Classy Films. FilmNation Entertainment and Temple Hill Productions will team to produce Dan Fogelman’s spec romance screenplay Life Itself, described as a multigenerational love story that follows characters in various locations over a few decades. Fogelman will also direct. Eva Longoria and her company UnbeliEVAble Entertainment will produce writer/director Lauren Iungerich’s comedy My Daughter’s Quinceañera, which follows a single father as he plans his daughter’s dream party. Finally, Lakeshore Entertainment is set to produce The Wedding Year, a spec script written by Donald Diego. The romantic comedy follows a female millennial who has to go to fifteen weddings in the same year.
Other script sales:
– Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly to star in writer/director Etan Cohen’s mystery/comedy Holmes and Watson.
– Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain Marvel) and Alex Hirsch (Gravity Falls) to write the Detective Pikachu movie for Legendary Pictures and Universal, to be based on Game Freak and Nintendo’s game.
– Participant Media acquired Rupert Wyatt and Erica Beeney’s sci-fi script Captive State in a competitive auction. Wyatt to direct.
– Cameron Fey has been tapped to adapt COPS into a Lethal Weapon–esque movie. Zombieland’s Ruben Fleischer to produce/direct.
– Yeardley Smith to produce Shea and Eva Mirza’s comedy Doppelgängers.
– Scott Free Productions is moving forward with Anna Waterhouse and Joe Shrapnel’s The Aftermath, based on the novel by Rhidian Brook. Ridley Scott to produce, James Kent to direct, and Keira Knightley and Alexander Skarsgård to star.