John Madden has been set to direct Murder Mystery, a comedic whodunit movie that Charlize Theron will co-produce and is negotiating to star in. James Vanderbilt wrote the script, and he is producing with Tripp Vinson, Beau Flynn, Endgame Entertainment’s James D. Stern, Tower Hill’s William Shively, and Theron through her Denver and Delilah Productions. Endgame’s Julie Goldstein and Lucas Smith will oversee production, and Doug E. Hansen will executive produce. The plan is for a first-quarter 2013 production start, with Endgame and Tower Hill financing. The film is described as an “affectionate deconstruction” of an Agatha Christie tale involving comedy, action, and mystery around an American couple abroad.
Madden is coming off helming The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, the Fox Searchlight hit that has crossed $100 million in global box office. He is repped by CAA and Casarotto Ramsay & Associates. Vanderbilt is repped by WME and UFUS, and Theron by WME.
James Stern’s Endgame Entertainment will co-finance with Private Defense Contractors the Steven Soderbergh-directed ‘Bitter Pill.’ The film stars Rooney Mara, Jude Law, Channing Tatum and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures had originally been expected to finance, but that became shaky in the past few weeks. That gives the … Read More »
EXCLUSIVE: In competitive bidding, Endgame Entertainment won a spec auction for Flashback, the Will Honley script that made the 2011 Black List. The logline: After becoming the first human to break the speed of light, a NASA pilot is struck … Read More »
EXCLUSIVE: Martin Campbell has been set to direct Umbra, the Endgame Entertainment-funded drama that Joe Carnahan has dropped out of. Paul Haggis, who came on to do rewrite work on the Campbell-directed Casino Royale, has also been brought on to … Read More »
Just in time for AFM, James Stern’s long in the works P&A fund has finally closed. Here’s the announcement.
Los Angeles (November 3, 2011) – Leading Hollywood-based independent producer and financier Endgame Entertainment has announced the creation of Endgame Releasing,
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EXCLUSIVE: Umbra, the Steven Karczynski-scripted thriller, nearly got off the ground last year at Relativity Media with director Roger Donaldson and Nicolas Cage. But it fell apart over budget. It has come together at Endgame with Joe Carnahan making a … Read More »
James D. Stern’s Endgame Entertainment, plus “This American Life” producer-writer-host Ira Glass and his producing partner Alissa Shipp, announced today they are teaming with Marc Forster and Bradford Simpson’s Apparatus to produce a film. It’s titled Heretics, based on the “This American … Read More »