Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition winner Tripper Clancy, who found representation with a Pipeline industry partner, sold The Ambassadors. Danny Boon will direct the 20th Century Fox-helmed ensemble comedy. Meanwhile, another Pipeline alum, Evan Daugherty, was hired to write GI Joe 3 for Paramount. Oscar Bait Alert: the Weinstein Company producing a biopic on acclaimed writer J.D. Salinger. Oscar Bait Alert Part II: DiCaprio may star in a biopic of Woodrow Wilson. And a ton of dramas–more than usual–round out the month.
Other script sales include:
– The original cast, all the way down to Jamie Foxx, will reprise their roles in a Horrible Bosses sequel.
– JK Rowling returns–her book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a prequel of sorts to Harry Potter, will hit the big screen.
– An adaptation of the video game Ghost Recon. Michael Bay to potentially direct.
– Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill tabbed to voice characters in Sausage Party. No word on which one’s playing the sausage.