A character-driven drama from Neal Moritz’s Original Film has been bought by CBS. The untitled project, penned by actor-turned-writer Grant Thompson, centers on an FBI agent from Nebraska who single-handedly prevents a major domestic terrorist attack while on a family vacation and instantly becomes an American hero. He then takes on a new job leading a DC task force. Steve Maeda (Lie To Me), Neil Moritz and Vivian Cannon executive produce, with Thompson co-executive producing. Sony TV, where Original Film is based, is producing.
Original Film also recently sold a comedy to Fox, Patients Required, which is being written by Chris Cox. The company is behind Showtime’s The Big C and upcoming NBC comedy Save Me. Thompson, repped by Paradigm and Madhouse Entertainment, recently wrote the Disney sports film McFarland, to be directed by Niki Caro, which is now casting and has had Kevin Costner circling it. Additionally, Thompson has the features Bad Dog at Participant and an untitled WW2 story for Mark Johnson and Mayhem Entertainment.
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