Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn Romance Getting Screen Treatment

Mike Fleming

traEXCLUSIVE: David Permut‘s Permut Presentations and Reunion Pictures have teamed to produce Tracy And Hepburn, a David Rambo-scripted feature about the long love affair between the screen legends Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn. Rambo’s credits include CSI and Revolution. The film starts when Tracy and Hepburn meet for the first time at MGM studios before making Woman Of The Year, and tracks their complicated relationship to Tracy’s death that came days after shooting his last scene in Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner. The producers are looking for a director and the right actors to portray the iconic duo. Permut, John Dayton and Lisa Richardson will produce the film with Permut Presentation’s Chris Mangano executive producing with Reunion Pictures’ Tom Rowe and Matthew O’Connor.

Over 27 years, Tracy and Hepburn starred in nine films together, one of Hollywood’s most successful on-screen couples. They were madly in love off screen, and though he never divorced his wife Louise Tracy, he and Hepburn’s love affair was an open secret in Hollywood. Hepburn remained committed to Tracy until his death in 1967, but their relationship suffered from Tracy’s struggles with alcoholism and Catholic guilt. Read More »

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New ‘War Of The Roses’ Pic Flowering

By | Tuesday November 12, 2013 @ 3:25pm PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Permut Presentations and Grey Eagle Films will produce The War Of The Roses, The Children, an adaptation of the sequel novel by Warren Adler, whose original was the basis for the 1989 film in which director Danny DeVito tapped his Romancing The Stone cohorts Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner and pitted them in a divorce battle to the death.

Here, the chandelier-shattering legacy of Barbara and Oliver Rose is passed down to their children, Josh and Evie, in a black comedy that focuses on ugly divorce from the vantage point of kids who fall victim to warring parents. Josh marries Victoria, only to see the marriage fall apart over an incident involving missing Milky Way bars; and Evie is a promiscuous over-eater carrying her own shrapnel. The result is deceit, violence and destruction. Permut will produce with Grey Eagle Films, Jonathan Adler and Stephen Greenwald. Chris Mangano will be exec producers. Grey Eagle Films got the film and TV rights to all of Adler’s novels, and newly monied Permut Presentations is financing development, and is currently seeking a scribe.
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Greetings From Permut Presentations

By | Thursday December 15, 2011 @ 11:12pm PST

This holiday merriment arrived courtesy of interns at David Permut’s company.

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Aaron Schneider To Direct ‘The Conscientious Objector’ For Walden Media

By | Thursday November 17, 2011 @ 11:41am PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Get Low helmer Aaron Schneider has been set to direct The Conscientious Objector for Walden Media. The film tells the true story of Desmond Doss, the first conscientious objector in American history to win the Congressional Medal of Honor. … Read More »

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Trio Join Chris Colfer’s ‘Struck By Lightning’

Christina Hendricks, Dermot Mulroney and Modern Family‘s Sarah Hyland have joined the cast of Brian Dannelly’s indie comedy Struck By Lightning, which was penned by Glee star and Emmy nominee Chris Colfer. Allison Janney also stars. The story opens with … Read More »

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Robert Forster To Play Ronald Reagan In One-Man Stage Show And Movie

By | Thursday February 3, 2011 @ 5:36pm PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Robert Forster has been signed to play Ronald Reagan in The Lifeguard: Ronald Reagan and His Story, a one-man stage play written by David Rambo to be directed by Tony Award winner Peter Hunt. The play is being produced … Read More »

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