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 July 31st 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 August 7th 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 January 22nd 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 August 12th, 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 August 18, 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 June 2, 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 October 20, 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 December 1, 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 January 26, 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 April 20, 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 March 16, 2018
THE BRITS ARE COMING
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 Q3 2018
WRITER/DIRECTOR: Jason Stone (The Calling)
STARRING: Stefanie Scott (Insidious: Chapter 3, No Strings Attached) and Theodore Pellerin (It's Only the End of the World)
PRODUCERS: Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Sinister 1 & 2, Insidious series, A Haunted House 1 & 2), Chris Ferguson (Air, Afflicted), and Michael Baker (YPF, Backcountry)
LOGLINE: FIRST LIGHT follows a high school senior, Alex Lainey (Scott), who has an encounter with mysterious lights that appear over her small town. She soon develops dangerous, supernatural abilities and turns to her childhood friend Sean Terrel (Pellerin). The authorities target them and a chase ensues as officials try to discover the truth behind Alex’s transformation.
STATUS: Completed; Released by Gravitas in 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; Released in 2018.
WRITER/DIRECTOR: Alejandro Brugues (Juan of the Dead, From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series), Joe Dante (The Howling, Gremlins, Twilight Zone: The Movie), Mick Garris (The Stand, Sleepwalkers, Masters of Horror), David Slade (Hard Candy, 30 Days of Night), and Ryuhei Kitamura (Midnight Meat Train, Godzilla: Final Wars, Versus)
STARRING: Mickey Rourke
PRODUCERS: Mick Garris (Masters of Horror, Riding the Bullets), Erik Donley, Brandon Hill, and Joe Russo
GENRE: Horror Anthology
LOGLINE: Five acclaimed directors of the most macabre horror films from around the world tell new blood-curdling stories, all carefully curated into this one-of-a-kind tale of terror.
STATUS: Completed; Good Deed will release in the U.S. on June 7th, 2019.
WRITER/DIRECTOR: David Raymond (In Harm’s Way - Ratpac produced, United Nations Multi-Platform Project)
PRODUCERS: Robert Ogden Barnum (All is Lost, Lawless, Margin Call, Miles Ahead), Rick Dugdale (Blackway), Karl Richards, Peter Bevan, Chris Pettit, and David Raymond
STARRING: Henry Cavill (Superman, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Immortals), Alexandra Daddario (Baywatch, San Andreas, Percy Jackson 1 & 2), Ben Kingsley (The Walk, Self/Less, Shutter Island), and Stanley Tucci (The Hunger Games, Spotlight, Margin Call)
GENRE: Crime Thriller
LOGLINE: A weathered lieutenant, his police force, and a local vigilante are all caught up in a dangerous scheme involving a recently arrested, troubled man who’s linked to years of female abductions and murders.
STATUS: Completed; Saban will release in the U.S. through DirecTV (August 8th, 2019) and on demand (September 7th, 2019.)
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 will release in the U.S. on March 21st, 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 will release in the U.S. on April 26th, 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 will release on May 17th, 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 will release in the U.S. in August 2019
into the ashes
WRITER: Aaron Harvey (The Neighbor, Idiot)
DIRECTOR: Aaron Harvey (The Neighbor, Idiot)
STARRING: Frank Grillo (Captain America, The Purge, Wolf Warrior 2), Luke Grimes (American Sniper, Fifty Shades of Grey) and Robert Taylor (The Matrix, Kong: Skull Island)
PRODUCERS: Jamin O'Brien (Killer Joe, The Whole Truth), Daniel Blanc Chronically Metropolitan, The Drowning), Eric Binns (The Neighbor) and Robert Ogden Barnum (Lawless, Margin Call, Miles Ahead, All is Lost).
GENRE: Revenge Thriller
LOGLINE: After adjusting to a normal life in rural North Carolina, a man's past comes back to haunt him setting him on a path he thought he'd long left behind.
WRITER: Sophia Al-Maria
DIRECTOR: Peter Webber (Girl with a Pearl Earring, Hannibal Rising, Emperor)
STARRING: Jesse Eisenberg (Now You See Me 1 & 2, Cafe Society, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Social Network), and Vanessa Redgrave (Foxcatcher, Lee Daniel's The Butler)
PRODUCERS: Raffaella De Laurentiis (Conan the Barbarian, Conan the Destroyer, DragonHeart) and Sriram Das (The November Man, Into the Forest)
GENRE: Period Action/Drama
LOGLINE: Based off of the book, The Wreck of the Medusa, and the true events depicted within, this film follows the story of painter Theodore Gericault, from his forbidden romance with his uncle's wife to his relationship to the tragic events that inspired his world-famous painting, The Raft of the Medusa.
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), Britt Robertson (Tommorrowland, Cake) 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.
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.
WRITER: Vojin Gjaja
DIRECTOR: Howard Deutsch (The Replacements, The Great Outdoors, Pretty in Pink)
STARRING: Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals, Revolutionary Road, The Shape of Water)
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.
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.
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