Mike Fleming

UPDATE: Kennedy/Marshall will try to turn the life of Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger into a feature film. They’ve optioned life rights of the pilot who landed his jumbo jet in the Hudson River after the engines stalled when the plane hit a flock of birds on takeoff. He saved all the passengers. How you stretch that into a feature will be the challenge…

ATO Pictures acquired U.S. theatrical rights to Terri, a film that stars John C. Reilly and Jacob Wysocki, with Azazel Jacobs directing. It’s about the relationship between an overweight teen (Wysocki) and a well meaning high school vice principal (Reilly). ATO acquired the Kevin Spacey-starrer Casino Jack at Toronto…Brett Ratner optioned the Charles Robert Jenkins novel The Reluctant Communist as a potential directing project. Ross Katz will write the script based on the true story of Robert Jenkins, a US Army soldier who deserted in South Korea and surrendered to North Korea in 1965. He thought it would be a quick ticket home, but instead he was stuck there 40 years playing the American villain in propaganda films.

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