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November 2019 Script Sales

By December 19, 2019September 8th, 2020No Comments

Here are some of the most notable script sales from the month of November:

  • Erin Cressida Wilson is attached to write The Invisible Woman for Universal, based on a pitch by Elizabeth Banks. Banks is set to produce, direct, and star as well.
  • John Logan is set to write a currently untitled Michael Jackson biopic for GK Films. The life rights were acquired from the Jackson estate.
  • J.T. Petty to write and direct Appetite for Productivity Media and David S. Goyer’s Phantom Four Films. The thriller follows a mother’s investigation into her daughter’s disappearance, which leads to terrible consequences.
  • Ryan Ridley’s script Renfield found a home with Skybound Entertainment and Universal. The horror/drama follows the character R.M. Renfield from Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
  • Adam Hoff’s script Signing Day signed with Unanimous Media and Sony Pictures. The drama follows a sports agent who desperately tries to sign a coveted basketball star.
  • Joe Epstein’s untitled horror/thriller found a home with Legendary Pictures and Bad Hombre. The story is described as The Shining set in the White House. Fede Alvarez will produce and direct.
  • Noah Hawley will write and direct the fourth Star Trek movie for Bad Robot and Paramount Pictures. The main cast from Star Trek Beyond is expected to return.
  • Jeff Howard and Andre Owens’s Reparations was picked up by Screen Gems and Bread & Circuses Entertainment. The action heist follows an amateur crew who plots to steal a lost cache of Confederate gold after it falls into the wrong hands.
  • Lionsgate is moving forward with The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, written by Tom Gormican and Kevin Etten. The story follows a fictionalized version of Nicolas Cage, who accepts a million-dollar offer to attend the birthday of a super fan. He’s forced to recreate his most beloved characters as the situation grows increasingly dangerous. Gormican will direct, and Nicolas Cage will star as himself.
  • Writer/director Dominic Cooke to adapt Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman’s Follies for BBC Films and Heyday Films & Television.
  • The Ghoulardi Film Company scooped up writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson’s an untitled high school movie set in the San Fernando Valley.
  • Kay Cannon to produce and direct Del & Charna, written by Rich Talarico and Alex Fedrich and based on the lives of improv maestro Del Close and Charna Halpern.

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