The End of the Tour
WRITERS: David Lipsky (based off his novel “Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself”), Donald Margulies (Dinner with Friends)
DIRECTOR: James Ponsoldt (The Spectacular Now, Smashed)
STARRING: Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network, Batman VS Superman), Jason Segel (This is 40, The Muppets), Joan Cusack (The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Toy Story)
PRODUCERS: Anonymous Content (The Fifth Estate), Kilburn Media (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For)
LOGLINE: Based on a true story, a magazine reporter recounts his adventures with author David Foster Wallace.
STATUS: Completed, A24 US release 2015
WRITER/DIRECTOR: Austin Stark (Producer of Infinitely Polar Bear, happythankyoumoreplease and My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done)
STARRING: Nicolas Cage (Joe, Stolen, Ghost Rider, National Treasure)
PRODUCERS: Paper Street (Infinitely Polar Bear, happythankyoumoreplease and My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done)
GENRE: Political Thriller
LOGLINE: The Runner paints a portrait of an idealistic but flawed politician who is forced to confront his dysfunctional past after his career is destroyed in a sex scandal.
STATUS: Completed, Alchemy US release 2015
WRITER/DIRECTOR: Declan Dale
STARRING: Keanu Reeves (Passengers, John Wick, 47 Ronin, Man of Tai Chi) and Ana de Armas (Knock, Knock)
PRODUCERS: Keanu Reeves, Robin Gurland, Dan Grodnik
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Cassian Elwes (Dallas Buyers Club, Lee Daniel’s The Butler, All Is Lost)
GENRE: Dramatic Thriller
LOGLINE: A detective searches for the truth behind his partner’s death as mysterious occurrences begin to affect a local woman who claims to have witnessed a miracle.
STATUS: Completed, Lionsgate US release 2016
WRITER: Sean Ellis and Anthony Frewin
DIRECTOR: Sean Ellis (Cashback)
STARRING: Cillian Murphy (Peeky Blinders, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Inception) and Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades of Grey series)
PRODUCERS: Mickey Liddell (The Grey), Pete Shilaimon (Risen), and Sean Ellis
GENRE: Biography, Thriller
LOGLINE: ANTHROPOID is based on the extraordinary true story of Operation Anthropoid, the WWII mission to assassinate SS General Reinhard Heydrich. The Reich's third in command after Hitler and Himmler, Heydrich was the main architect behind the Final Solution and the leader of occupying Nazi Forces in Czechoslovakia whose reign of terror prompted self-exiled Czech and Slovak soldiers (Murphy and Dornan) to hatch a top-secret mission that would change the face of Europe forever.
STATUS: Completed, Bleecker Street Media US release 2016
WRITER/DIRECTOR: Michael Almereyda (Experimenter, Hamlet, Nadja)
STARRING; Jon Hamm (Mad Men, Million Dollar Arm, Friends with Kids), Geena Davis (Thelma & Louise, Beetlejuice, A League of Their Own), Tim Robbins (Mystic River, The Shawshank Redemption), and Lois Smith (The Odd Life of Timothy Green, Twister, Falling Down)
PRODUCERS: Uri Singer (Experimenter, Open Road)
LOGLINE: With the help of a service that provides holographic projections of lost loved ones, an aging woman reconnects with those she was closest to as her memory and life begin to fade away.
STATUS: Completed, FilmRise US release 2017
WRITER/DIRECTOR: Gary Michael Schultz (Devil In My Ride)
STARRING: Emile Hirsch (Into the Wild, Lone Survivor, Milk), Zoe Kravitz (Mad Max: Fury Road, X-Men: First Class, Divergent, After Earth), Zoey Deutch (Dirty Grandpa, Beautiful Creatures, Vampire Academy), and Emory Cohen (Brooklyn, The Gambler, The Place Beyond the Pines)
PRODUCERS: Keith Kjarval (The Driftless Area, Rudderless)
GENRE: Revenge Action Thriller
LOGLINE: In the vein of True Romance, this is a story about a pure love fighting to survive in a brutal and chaotic world. The film follows down-on-their-luck rebels Vincent (Emile Hirsch) and Roxxy (Zoë Kravitz) who fall in love and fall apart when their violent pasts catch up with them.
STATUS: Completed, Vertical Entertainment US release 2017
WRITER/DIRECTOR: Kurt Voelker (Sweet November, Park)
STARRING; J.K. Simmons (The Accountant, Whiplash, Spiderman), Julie Delpy (Avengers: Age of Ultron, Before Sunrise, 2 Days in Paris), Odeya Rush (Goosebumps, The Giver), and Josh Wiggins (Max)
PRODUCERS: Matt Baer (Unbroken, Maggie, City by the Sea) and George Parra (American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook, Joy)
LOGLINE: In the vein of Terms of Endearment and Perks of Being a Wallflower, a classic tale of loss, love, healing, and romance.
STATUS: Completed, Freestyle US release 2017
TRIBES OF PALOS VERDES
WRITER: Karen Croner (Admissions)
DIRECTORS: The Malloy Brothers (Big Easy Express, Under Great White Northern Lights)
STARRING: Jennifer Garner (Dallas Buyers Club, Draft Day, Argo), Maika Monroe (The Guest, It Follows, Labor Day), and Ben Hardy (X-Men: Apocalypse)
PRODUCERS: Robbie Brenner (Dallas Buyers Club, Out of the Furnace, Mirror Mirror), Karen Croner
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Cassian Elwes (Black or White, Dallas Buyers Club, Lee Daniel's The Butler)
GENRE: Suspense, Drama
LOGLINE: When the situation at her idyllic Palos Verdes home turns volatile, young Medina attempts to surf her way to happiness.
STATUS: Completed, IFC US release 2017
WRITER/DIRECTOR: Dito Montiel (Man Down, Empire State, Fighting)
STARRING; Ed Helms (Vacation, The Hangover series, We’re the Millers) and Amanda Seyfried (Mamma Mia!, Ted 2, Mean Girls)
PRODUCERS: Robin Schorr (Food, Inc.), Mike Falbo, Ed Helms, and Dito Montiel
GENRE: Comedy, Drama
LOGLINE: Eddie Krumble works as a paid audience member for infomercials (a “clapper”) and experiences the whirlwind of overnight fame after a late night talk show host publicizes his frequent infomercial appearances.
STATUS: Completed, eOne/Momentum US release 2018
BACKSTABBING FOR BEGINNERS
WRITER: Per Fly and Daniel Pyne (The Manchurian Candidate, The Sum of All Fears)
DIRECTOR: Per Fly (The Inheritance, Monica Z)
STARRING; Theo James (Divergent series, Underworld 5) and Ben Kingsley (The Walk, The Jungle Book)
PRODUCERS: Lars Knudsen and Jay Van Hoy (Beginners, Love is Strange), Malene Blenkov (Bridgend), and Nikolaj Vibe Michelsen and Dan Bekerman (The Witch)
GENRE: Political Thriller
LOGLINE: A United Nations representative discovers a conspiracy within his organization and must find a way to take down those responsible for the injustice.
STATUS: Completed, A24 US release 2018
WRITER/DIRECTOR: Lisa Addario and Joe Syracuse (Divanation, Amateur Night, Parental Guidance)
STARRING; Michael Caine (The Dark Knight series, The Prestige, Inception), Katie Holmes (The Giver, Batman Begins), and Odeya Rush (Goosebumps, The Giver)
PRODUCERS: Lucas Jarach (American Virgin) and Mary Aloe (10,000 Saints)
GENRE: Comedy, Drama
LOGLINE: A teenage girl and a dictator become unlikey, yet innocent pen pals, but when the dictator is forced out of his country, he suddenly shows up at her house to seek refuge with his only remaining friend.
STATUS: Completed, Cinedigm US release 2018
the con is on
WRITERS: Alex Michaelides and James Oakley (The Devil You Know)
DIRECTOR: James Oakley
STARRING; Uma Thurman (Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill: Vol. 1 and 2, Gattaca), Tim Roth (Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, The Incredible Hulk, Planet of the Apes), Alice Eve (Star Trek Into Darkness, She's Out of My League, Men in Black III), and Stephen Fry (The Hobbit 2 and 3, V for Vendetta, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows)
PRODUCERS: Robert Ogden Barnum (All is Lost, Lawless, Margin Call, Miles Ahead), Cassian Elwes (Dallas Buyers Club, Blue Valentine, Lawless, Lee Daniels' The Butler), Dave Hansen (Elvis & Nixon, Entertainment, Lovesong), and JC Chandor (A Most Violent Year)
LOGLINE: An eccentric British con-artist couple, on the run from a gangster, flee to Los Angeles and attempt a jewel theft with unforeseen complications, life or death consequences, and hilarious results.
STATUS: Completed, Lionsgate US release 2018
WRITER/DIRECTOR: Andrew Fleming (Hamlet 2, The Craft)
STARRING; Paul Rudd (Ant-Man, Anchorman 1 & 2, This is 40) and Steve Coogan (Philomena, Night at the Museum series, Tropic Thunder)
PRODUCERS: Aaron Ryder (Transcendence, Mud, The Prestige), Gabriella Tana (Philomena, The Duchess), and Maria Theresa Arida (Arbitrage, City Island)
GENRE: Drama, Comedy
LOGLINE: A long term, gay couple bicker constantly, but their successful cooking show prevents them from breaking up. However, when their derelict son lands in jail yet again, the grandson shows up at their door with nowhere left to go and the two take him in. A heartfelt, modern family comedy about family, love, and cooking.
STATUS: Completed, Brainstorm Media US release 2018
WRITERS: Fred Wolf (Grown Ups 1 & 2, Black Sheep) and Peter Gaulke (Ice Age: The Meltdown)
DIRECTOR: Fred Wolf (The House Bunny, Strange Wilderness)
STARRING: Alec Baldwin (Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, Still Alice, Blue Jasmine), Salma Hayek (Grown Ups, Frida), Joe Manganiello (Magic Mike 1 & 2, Spider-Man), Bridget Moynahan (John Wick 1 & 2, Blue Bloods, I, Robot), Jim Gaffigan (Hot Pursuit, Experimenter, It’s Kind of a Funny Story), and Ben Platt (Pitch Perfect 1 & 2)
PRODUCERS: Robert Ogden Barnum (All is Lost, Lawless, Margin Call, Miles Ahead) and Aaron L. Gilbert (Welcome to Me, Rudderless)
LOGLINE: Two drunk parents attempt to hide their ever increasing financial difficulties from their daughter and social circle through elaborate neighborhood schemes.
STATUS: Completed, Vertical US release 2019
WRITER/DIRECTOR: Justin Kelly (I Am Michael, King Cobra)
STARRING; Kristen Stewart (Twilight, Cafe Society, Still Alice, Clouds of Sils Maria), Laura Dern (Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Wild, The Fault in Our Stars, Jurassic Park), Diane Kruger (Inglorious Basterds, National Treasure, Unknown, Troy), and Jim Sturgess (Cloud Atlas, Across the Universe, 21)
PRODUCERS: LBI Entertainment (Ride Along, We Bought a Zoo) and Aquarius (Jane the Virgin)
LOGLINE: This captivating true story goes behind the scenes of the hoax of JT LeRoy - a girl pretending to be a boy who identifies as transgender, duping the rich and famous in Hollywood, the fashion world, and elite literary circles.
STATUS: Completed, Universal US release 2019
WRITERS: Guinevere Turner (American Psycho, BloodRayne)
DIRECTOR: Mary Harron (American Psycho, I Shot Andy Warhol)
STARRING: Matt Smith (Doctor Who, The Crown), Suki Waterhouse (Assassination Nation, Billionaire Boys Club), Hannah Murray (Detroit, Game of Thrones), Marianne Rendon (Imposters, Gemini), Sosie Bacon (13 Reasons Why, Chronically Metropolitan), and Merritt Wever.
PRODUCERS: Epic Level Entertainment's John Frank Rosenblum (Midnight Chronicles), Jeremy M. Rosen (Dog Eat Dog), Dana Guerin (Outlaws and Angels), and Cindi Rice (Malevolent)
GENRE: Crime/ Drama
LOGLINE: Three young women were sentenced to death in the infamous Manson murder case, but when the death penalty was lifted, their sentence became life imprisonment. One young graduate student was sent in to teach them - and through her we witness their transformations as they face the reality of their horrific crimes.
STATUS: Completed, IFC US release 2019
ANGEL OF MINE
WRITERS: Luke Davies (Lion, Beautiful Boy, Catch 22) and based on the French film, L'Empreinte D'Lange by Safy Nebbou
DIRECTOR: Kim Farrant (Strangerland)
STARRING: Noomi Rapace (What Happened to Monday, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Yvonne Strahovski (The Handmaid's Tale, The Predator), and Luke Evans (The Fast and Furious series, Beauty and the Beast, Dracula Untold)
PRODUCERS: Produced by Brian Etting and Josh Etting of Garlin Pictures (Reclaim, Relative Strangers) as well as Su Armstrong of SixtyFourSixty. Robert Ogden Barnum (Lawless, Margin Call, Miles Ahead, All is Lost) will produce on behalf of Fortitude International.
GENRE: Psychological Thriller
LOGLINE: Based on the French film, L'Empreinte D'Lange by Safy Nebbou, years after losing her daughter in a devastating fire, a mother, still struggling to cope with the loss, becomes convinced that a stranger's daughter is in fact her own. As her obsession grows, she becomes more and more entwined in this young girl's life, causing her to lose touch with reality.
STATUS: Completed, Grindstone US release 2019
WRITER: Seth Savoy,
DIRECTOR: Seth Savoy, Kevin Bernhardt, Jason Miller
STARRING: Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals, Revolutionary Road, The Shape of Water), Nick Robinson (Jurassic World, Love,Simon), and Alex Pettyfer (I am Number Four, Elvis & Nixon)
PRODUCERS: Byron Wetzel (Elvis & Nixon, Frank & Lola), Sean Kaplan, Mike Ware, Jeff Waxman (Hot Pursuit, Mother!, John Wick 2), Brandon Keating (Before 'I Do'), Tony Kamin, Brad Auchoban, Christian Rebello, Brian McMillian
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: James Langer (Rome by Night) and Frankie Ordoubadi (60 Feet, Six Inches, Rome by Night)
GENRE: Action/ Crime Drama
LOGLINE: Based on a true story, the film centers around a group of disillusioned twenty-somethings, who use Chicago as their playground by breaking into the homes of Chicago's richest citizens, stealing from the rich and giving to themselves.
STATUS: Completed, Saban US Release 2020
LOVE, WEDDINGS, & OTHER DISASTERS
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY: Dennis Dugan (Happy Gilmore, Just Go With It, Big Daddy, and Grown Ups)
STARRING: Diane Keaton (Something's Gotta Give, Book Club, Annie Hall, Manhattan), Jeremy Irons (Assassin's Creed, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Lion King), Diego Boneta (Terminator: Dark Fate, Rock of Ages), and Maggie Grace (Taken, Lost, Fear the Walking Dead), Andrew Bachelor (When We First Met), Jesse McCartney (Keith).
PRODUCERS: Nadine de Barros, Dennis Dugan, Michael Rachmill and Dan Reardon
GENRE: Romantic Comedy
LOGLINE: A multi-story romantic comedy about the people who work on weddings to create the perfect day for a loving couple - while their own relationships are outlandish, odd, crazy and far from perfect.
STATUS: Completed, Saban US Release 2020
WRITER: Ian Nelms and Eshom Nelms (Small Town Crime)
DIRECTOR: Ian Nelms and Eshom Nelms (Small Town Crime)
STARRING: Mel Gibson (Braveheart, Expendables, Daddy's Home 2)
PRODUCERS: David Gordon Green, Danny McBride, and Brandon James of Rough House Pictures (Halloween, The Legacy of a White Deer Hunter) and Nadine de Barros of Fortitude International
GENRE: Action/ Comedy
LOGLINE: In today’s twisted world, Santa Claus really exists and is broke, since kids are mostly naughty and the government won’t subsidize his labor costs as demand goes down. He’s a hard drinking, gun toting bad ass, because when you fly around the world, sometimes people shoot back.
STATUS: Completed, Saban US Release 2020
WRITER: Vojin Gjaja
DIRECTOR: Michael Mailer (Blind, Friends and Romans, Blood and Bone).
STARRING: Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals, Revolutionary Road, The Shape of Water), Alexander Ludwig (Vikings, The Hunger Games) and Charles Melton (The Sun Is Also a Star, Riverdale, American Horror Story
PRODUCERS: Lucas Jarach (The Haunting of Sharon Tate, The Amityville Murders), Rob Barnum, and Nadine de Barros who will produce on behalf Fortitude International.
GENRE: Coming-of-age Romantic Drama
LOGLINE: Set in the world of varsity rowing, a group of friends and teammates in their last year of college are changed forever.
STATUS: Post- Production
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY: Michael Maren (Short History of Decay)
STARRING: Michael Shannon (The Shape of Water, Nocturnal Animals, Mud), Kate Hudson (Almost Famous, Deepwater Horizon, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days), Don Johnson (Miami Vice, Djano Unchained, Knives Out), and Zach Braff (Garden State, Scrubs).
PRODUCERS:Lucas Jarach (The Haunting of Sharon Tate, The Amityville Murders), Rob Barnum and
Byron Wetzel (Elvis & Nixon, Frank & Lola).
GENRE: Dark Romantic Comedy
LOGLINE: . Shriver, a down-on-his-luck handyman, is mistaken for a famous writer but reclusive author, and is invited to a rural literary festival. While in attendance, he finds himself caught in a whirlwind of literary pretension, a criminal investigation, and falling hopelessly in love with a professor who thinks he’s someone else.
ON THE LINE
WRITTEN & DIRECTED by Romuald Boulanger (Le Grand restaurant 3, Connectés, L'étrange Noël de Jeff Panacloc, Like Me).
STARRING: Starring Mel Gibson (Braveheart, The Expendables, Daddy's Home 2), Kevin Dillon (Poseidon, The Doors, Entourage), and William Moseley (The Chronicles of Narnia).
PRODUCERS: Produced by Marc Frydman (The Contender, Black Butterfly, Straw Dogs, Stonewall), Robert Ogden Barnum, Romuald Boulanger, and Nadine de Barros.
LOGLINE:Based on the award winning short, TALK, a nightly radio program takes a deadly turn when a caller kidnaps the host’s family and the employees must go on a search to save them.
STATUS: Post- Production. Saban releasing in the US, Q4 2022.
MACK & RITA
WRITTEN by Madeline Walter and Paul Welsh.
DIRECTED BY: Katie Aselton (Black Rock, The Freebie).
STARRING: Diane Keaton (Something's Gotta Give, Book Club, Annie Hall, Manhattan) Elizabeth Lail (Countdown, You), Dustin Milligan (Schitt’s Creek), Simon Rex (Scary Movie 3, 21 Jump Street), and Lois Smith (Minority Report, Lady Bird, The Nice Guys).
PRODUCERS: Alex Saks, Stephanie Heaton, Jina Panebianco.
LOGLINE: In the vein of BIG, MACKENZIE MARTIN (Lail) is tired of doing all the things she has to do to keep up and get ahead in her 30’s. Her deepest wish is to be in her 60’s so she can just lay down, chill, and wear a good chunky sweater. But when she’s struck by lightning in a sound bath regression pod at Coachella and becomes, RITA (Keaton), a 65-year-old woman, Mack learns that the reality of old age isn’t quite what she imagined.
STATUS: Post- Preduciton
WRITTEN by Ryan King.
DIRECTED BY: Jordan Ross.
STARRING: Noah Schnapp (Stranger Things), Garrett Hedlund Triple Frontier, The Marsh King’s Daughter), Victoria Justice (Victorious), Jonny Weston ( The Divergent Series).
PRODUCERS: Robert Ogden Barnum, Joey Stanton, Christopher Kopp.
GENRE: Psychological Thriller
When a professional tutor is given an unexpected assignment at remote manor, his disturbed student’s obsessions threaten to expose his darkest secrets and unravel a carefully crafted persona.
UNTITLED ADIDAS PUMA PROJECT
WRITERS: Andrew Garfield & Rupert Fowler
PRODUCERS: Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge, Amazing Spiderman 1 & 2, The Social Network), Nadine de Barros, and Rupert Fowler
LOGLINE: Set against the backdrop of the rise of Nazi Germany - and through the 1936 Berlin Olympics and World War II - the film depicts the true story of the Dassler brothers, Adolf and Rudolf, and the family divide that resulted in the emergence of two of the strongest sports brands in history.
WRITER: David Williamson (Galipoli, The Year of Living Dangerously).
DIRECTOR: Roger Donaldson (The November Man, Dante's Peak, The Bank Job).
PRODUCERS: Mike Marcus (You Kill Me, The Ward) and Nadine de Barros.
GENRE: Romantic Comedy
LOGLINE: Three couples board a ship liner for seven days and struggle to manage as their relationship problems rise to the surface.
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