ABC Buys High-Concept Family Drama From Aaron Stockard & Mark Gordon

By | Thursday October 3, 2013 @ 2:10pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Producer Mark Gordon has set up another drama project at ABC. It hails from feature writer and frequent Ben Affleck collaborator Aaron Read More »

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Warner Bros, Ben Affleck Bring Aaron Stockard Aboard Whitey Bulger Tale

By | Thursday September 26, 2013 @ 3:52pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros is making a deal with Aaron Stockard to do script work on the Whitey Bulger movie that Ben Affleck plans to direct, with Matt Damon playing New England’s most notorious gangster and a man who has inspired numerous movie and TV bad guys, most recently played by James Woods on the Showtime series Ray Donovan. Affleck and Damon are producing through their Warners-based Pearl Street banner.

The script was originated by Boardwalk Empire creator and writer Terrence Winter, and the hiring of Stockard shows that Affleck and Damon are serious even though there is a rival project, Black Mass, that threatens to go into production first. Stockard worked with Affleck as a writer on his directing vehicles Gone Baby Gone and The Town.

Deadline broke the story on the film in late 2011, and the plan is for Affleck to also co-star along with Damon and his brother Casey Affleck, making it a real Good Will Hunting reunion. Read More »

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Aaron Stockard To Script Thomas Perry Crime Novel ‘Strip’ For Feature Film

By | Thursday October 27, 2011 @ 10:56am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: The Town scribe Aaron Stockard will adapt the Thomas Perry crime novel Strip for RT Features and Thunder Road Pictures. RT’s Rodrigo Teixeira and Thunder Road’s Basil Iwanyk will produce while RT’s Fernando Loureiro will be executive producer. A … Read More »

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Three More Pitches Find Broadcast Homes

By | Wednesday October 12, 2011 @ 7:00pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Up-and-coming feature writers Chris Shafer and Paul Vicknair, whose movie script A Many Splintered Thing was recently named one of the 10 Nicholls Fellowship finalists, have sold a comedy … Read More »

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