Nellie Andreeva

CraigBrewerParamount‘s recently relaunched TV division has signed one of its first major development deals — a pact with Hustle & Flow filmmaker Craig Brewer to write, direct and executive produce two drama pilots. The TV collaboration expands on Brewer and Paramount’s long-standing relationship on the feature side which includes Hustle & Flow (2005), the remake of Footloose (2011), the biopic Katy Perry: Part Of Me (2012), and the upcoming adaptation Gangster Princess Of Beverly Hills. “Craig’s ability to capture and authentically portray different cultural moments in time through his characters, narratives and singular musical taste make him one of the most inspired storytellers of this generation,” said Paramount TV president Amy Powell.  The company announced its first project in November, a series adaptation of the hit 1990 Paramount feature Ghost, which will be written by Akiva Goldsman and Jeff Pinkner. Brewer is with WME and Carlos Goodman.

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