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Dustin Lance Black To Adapt ‘Lindbergh’ for Paramount TV; Based On A. Scott Berg’s Pulitzer-Prize Winning Book

Dustin Lance Black To Adapt ‘Lindbergh’ for Paramount TV; Based On A. Scott Berg’s Pulitzer-Prize Winning BookOscar-winning writer Dustin Lance Black (Milk) has been hired to adapt Paramount TV’s event series ‘Lindbergh’ based on A. Scott Berg’s Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of the same name. The project will be produced by Berg, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Killoran and Kevin McCormick. The story of Lindbergh both in his flight achievements in 1927 and the subsequent kidnapping of his young child in 1932became international news.

The project once captured the attention of director Steven Spielberg (he bought it preemptively before it published) but he apparently decided against it once he learned more and more about the aviator. Lindbergh, of course, had Charles Lindbergha colored history with Germany and had been accused of being antisemitic. He and his wife Anne attended the Olympic Games in Germany in 1936 and became very impressed with the Germany military force. By 1938, they were planning to move to Berlin. That same year he was presented with the Service Cross of the German Eagle for his aviation contributions; it was presented on behalf of Adolf Hilter. He never wore the Service Cross nor took it from its box, according to Berg. At the same time, he was secretly reporting on the German aviation force. However, he was dead set against going to war. In speeches, he repeatedly urged America to stay out of intervening and became one of the leading voices of the America First movement (which promoted non-intervention).

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Jude Law Joins Colin Firth In ‘Genius,’ Adaptation Of Scott Berg Biography

By | Friday April 25, 2014 @ 3:23pm PDT
Mike Fleming

judelawDirector Michael Grandage has set Jude Law to play literary icon Thomas Wolfe alongside Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman in Genius, the John Logan-scripted adaptation of the celebrated A. Scott Berg book that recounts the relationship between Wolfe and renowned editor Max Perkins (Firth) that changed both men forever. The film’s produced by The Michael Grandage Company with shooting to begin this fall in the UK and U.S.  Silver Reel is co-financing with FilmNation Entertainment handling all international sales and CAA handling domestic.

firthkidmanGenius will be produced by Grandage and James Bierman, who first worked together at Donmar Warehouse Theatre before setting up MGC. Logan is also producing, while Tim Bevan is exec producer. MGC is producing with Desert Wolf Productions.  Logan and Grandage previously collaborated on the Tony-winning Red and followed with Peter And Alice.

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