Screentalk: Slade's match made in Disney
Our contact at The Hollywood Reporter gives us the insider gossip from Tinseltown
Friday 21 September 2012
David Slade has been asked to adapt Ally Condie's young adult
futuristic love story Matched into a film. Disney-backed, the script is
by Michelle and Kieran Mulroney. Set in a society where people are told
what to believe and who to love, the story follows a young woman who
rejects an arranged romance.
A future-proof investment
Robert Pattinson (above) is proving to be highly marketable. A David Michôd drama, The Rover, also starring Guy Pearce, is being sold to independent distributors before cameras have even rolled. Michôd wrote it based on a story he conceived with Joel Edgerton, set in a dystopian future Australian outback.
Women behaving badly
Paul Boardman (above), who usually writes with Scott Derrickson, is going solo. He's been hired to write an adaptation of the James Patterson novel Guilty Wives for Trudie Styler and Celine Rattray's Maven Pictures. It tells of four married women on a weekend of excess who wake up with two dead men.
The Dark Knight of the litigation
Who will get what from the agency work from The Dark Knight Rises director Christopher Nolan and his producer wife Emma Thomas Nolan (above)? The Nolans filed lawsuits against their former agency CAA and current agency William Morris Endeavor to determine who should receive commissions on the hit.
A new push for Sherlock helmer
Fox is backing a new take on Frankenstein via a script by the Chronicle scribe Max Landis. Paul McGuigan, hot after directing three episodes of the BBC's Sherlock, aired in the US, is in line to direct the newly stitched-together project. McGuigan (above) is also known for movies Lucky Number Slevin and Push.
Secret's out for Banks's latest
The adaptation of Laura Lippman's crime drama Every Secret Thing has secured Elizabeth Banks (above) to star with Diane Lane. Amy Berg is to direct in February 2013 from a script by Nicole Holofcener. It tells the tale of two 11-year-olds convicted of murdering a baby who, freed at 18, attempt to adjust to life.
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