Fox 2000 Developing ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Sequel With ‘Elf’ Scribe Attached To Write

By | Wednesday April 16, 2014 @ 6:04pm PDT

Mrs. Doubtfire 2Elf screenwriter David Berenbaum has been tapped to write the sequel to the 1993 hit comedy Mrs. Doubtfire, which is in development at Fox 2000 and has star Robin Williams and director … Read More »

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Fox 2000 Grabs John Green Novel ‘Paper Towns’, Reunites ‘Fault In Our Stars’ Team With Nat Wolff To Star

Mike Fleming

papertoEXCLUSIVE: After completing its adaptation of the John Green novel The Fault In Our Stars, Fox 2000 has made a deal for the 2008 Green novel Paper Towns, and it is working on bringing bring back together not only the producers and the screenwriters for another go but also one of the stars. Paper Towns will be built around actor-singer Nat Wolff, who co-stars in The Fault In Our Stars and stars in the upcoming Palo Alto. Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber are going to adapt, and Temple Hill’s Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen are producing. The scribes will be exec producers along with Green.

Fox will release the Josh Boone-directed The Fault In Our Stars on June 6, with Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort starring with Wolff. The scribe team wrote (500) Days Of Summer and The Spectacular Now, which Woodley also starred in. Fox 2000′s Elizabeth Gabler and Erin Siminoff are behind this, as they were The Fault In Our Stars.

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Fox 2000 Sets Greg Mottola To Helm ‘Keeping Up With The Joneses’ With Cast Circling

By | Friday March 14, 2014 @ 2:25pm PDT
Mike Fleming

motEXCLUSIVE: Fox 2000 has set Superbad helmer Greg Mottola to direct Keeping Up With The Joneses, and the studio is getting ready to make offers to cast. I’ve heard that Zach Galifianakis and Jon Hamm are atop their … Read More »

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Former U.S. Prosecutor Barbara Curry Hired On To Rewrite ‘The Jury’ At Fox 2000

By | Thursday March 13, 2014 @ 4:28pm PDT

Barbara CurryEXCLUSIVE: Barbara Curry, who spent nearly 10 years at the U.S. Attorney’s office in Los Angeles in the major violent crimes unit, has been hired to rewrite The Jury for Fox 2000. The project has left the hands of Tate Taylor (The Help) and is now with a writer who is well-versed in crime and the behind-the-scenes machinations that accompany trials.

The film, inspired by real events, is a fresh take on the Granada-produced miniseries in 2002 which followed the inner workings of a jury deliberating over the course of a murder trial involving a Sikh student and his tormentor. The British miniseries was originally scripted by Peter Morgan and directed by Pete Travis. Guymon Casady of Film 360 is producing the new project with Marc Forster, Brad Simpson and Quentin Curtis. The property was originally acquired in 2007 as a possible vehicle for Forster to direct. Read More »

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‘American Hustle’s David O Russell, Jennifer Lawrence Circle Joy Mangano Story At Fox 2000

By | Thursday January 30, 2014 @ 6:47pm PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: American Hustle helmer David O. Russell is in early talks to rewrite and direct an untitled Fox 2000 film about the remarkable life story jof Joy Mangano, a struggling Long Island single mom of three who became one of the country’s most successful entrepreneurs with her self-wringing Miracle Mop invention. He wants Jennifer Lawrence to play Mangano. Lawrence, after winning the Best Actress Oscar for the Russell-directed Silver Linings Playbook, is nominated for Best Supporting Actress for American Hustle. The project has a script by Annie Mumolo, who with Kristen Wiig got Oscar nominations for scripting Bridesmaids. This is a rags-to-riches story of a woman who worked three jobs to support her kids and who overcame long odds to finally get her due with an invention that became an HSN sensation and allowed Mangano to clean up. It is a strong empowerment tale.

Related: OSCARS: David O. Russell On Nomination Hot Streak: “I Don’t Know If You Could Force It To Ever Happen Again”

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Hot Trailer: ‘The Fault In Our Stars’

By | Wednesday January 29, 2014 @ 10:53am PST

Shailene Woodley stars in Fox 2000‘s The Fault In Our Stars the adaptation of John Green’s bestseller that reteams her with Spectacular Now scribes Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber. The story centers on the romance between Hazel (Woodley) and Gus (Ansel Elgort), who meet and fall in … Read More »

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Fox 2000 Hires Paramount Exec Greg Mooradian

By | Monday December 9, 2013 @ 10:24am PST
Mike Fleming

Greg Mooradian Executive PortraitEXCLUSIVE: Greg Mooradian is joining Fox 2000 as EVP Production. He reports to Fox 2000 president Elizabeth Gabler. Mooradian joins from Paramount, where he was SVP Production and helped initiate Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters and helped reinvigorate the G.I. Joe franchise with G.I. Joe: Retaliation, a sequel reconstructed at a lower price point. Before joining Paramount in 2009, he ran his own production shingle making youth-driven pictures that included the Screen Gems remake Stepfather, the Percy Jackson films for Fox 2000, and the Twilight Saga films for Summit. Mooradian started as a development exec for producer Arnold Kopelson on films like The Fugitive and Falling Down before becoming production president for Wendy Finerman and working on such films as The Fan and Drumline, the latter for Fox 2000. Read More »

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Hot International Trailer: ‘The Book Thief’

By | Thursday October 24, 2013 @ 4:46am PDT

Here’s the official international trailer for The Book Thief, the Fox 2000 film that’s stealthily entering awards season. When it bowed at Mill Valley, my colleague Pete Hammond wrote it played to a “huge standing ovation.” The movie is based on Markus Zusak’s No. 1 best-selling … Read More »

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Fox 2000 Sets Frank Baldwin To Script John Grisham Legal Thriller ‘The Racketeer’

By | Wednesday October 9, 2013 @ 10:19am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Fox 2000 is moving forward with an adaptation of the 2012 John Grisham bestseller The Racketeer, setting Frank Baldwin to write the script. Double Features partners Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher are producing. The novel … Read More »

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Fox 2000, Donners Set YA Trilogy ‘Sylo’

By | Friday October 4, 2013 @ 11:52am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Fox 2000 and The Donners Company’s Lauren Shuler Donner have set up the D.J. MacHale novel trilogy Sylo. Shuler Donner and Donners’ production president Jack Leslie brought in a package that has Thor Freudenthal to direct and Marc Guggenheim to adapt. Shuler Donner and Leslie will produce. The series follow the inhabitants of a small island who find themselves cut off from the mainland by a mysterious government military force. A group of teens escape to the mainland, only to discover that the inhabitants of the United States have all but vanished, and that they were actually being kept safe. They try to discover the source of the invasion and fight back. The first book was published this past July by Razorbill, with the second book being released in March 2014, and the third book later that fall.

Freudenthal and Guggenheim most recently worked at Fox 2000 on Percy Jackson And The Sea Of Monsters. and Freudenthal directed Diary Of A Wimpy Kid for Elizabeth Gabler’s division. He worked with Shuler Donner on his helming debut Hotel For Dogs. Guggenheim is exec producing Arrow for CW, wrote Green Lantern for Warner Bros, and is currently working on an animated movie for Guillermo del Toro. Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘The Book Thief’

By | Wednesday August 21, 2013 @ 10:20am PDT

Brian Percival (Downton Abbey) directs Michael Petroni’s adaptation of Markus Zusak’s NYT bestseller, about a young girl with a voracious appetite for books living in Nazi Germany as the war escalates around her. Emily Watson, Geoffrey Rush, Sophie Nélisse, and Ben Schnetzer star. Fox 2000 … Read More »

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Rosemarie DeWitt Scares Up Lead In ‘Poltergeist’ Revamp

By | Tuesday July 23, 2013 @ 11:56am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Rosemarie DeWitt is the choice to play the female lead in Poltergeist, the new installment of the Tobe Hooper-directed horror classic that will be made by MGM and Fox Read More »

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Aline Brosh McKenna Sets Graphic Novel At Fox 2000

By | Monday June 24, 2013 @ 3:14pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Writer-producer Aline Brosh McKenna is writing a graphic novel for Archaia Entertainment, and she has set the screen rights at Fox 2000. The untitled  book is an epic love story set in a world of contemporary intrigue, … Read More »

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MGM, Fox 2000 To Co-Finance & Distribute ‘Poltergeist’; Production To Start This Fall

By | Thursday June 20, 2013 @ 6:35am PDT

LOS ANGELES, CA (June 20, 2013) – Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), a division of MGM Holdings Inc., has partnered with Fox 2000 Pictures, a division of Twentieth Century Fox, to co-finance and distribute the film “Poltergeist,” it was announced today by MGM Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Gary Barber and Twentieth Century Fox Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Jim Gianopulos. Gil Kenan (“Monster House”) is set to direct from a screenplay by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, David Lindsay-Abaire (whose recent credits include “Oz: The Great and Powerful”). The film is being produced by Sam Raimi (“Evil Dead”) and Rob Tapert (“The Posession”) via Ghost House Pictures, along with Roy Lee (“The Strangers”). Nathan Kahane (“The Grudge”) will serve as executive producer.

“Poltergeist” will be marketed and distributed worldwide by Twentieth Century Fox, with select international territories as well as international television distribution being handled by MGM. Fox will also handle home entertainment and domestic television. MGM and Twentieth Century Fox continue their longtime partnership as Fox also distributes MGM’s home entertainment product.

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Fox 2000 Sets Michael Sucsy For ‘Dare Me’; Will Natalie Portman Star?

By | Thursday June 13, 2013 @ 5:23pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Fox 2000 has set Michael Sucsy to direct Dare Me, an adaptation of the Megan Abbott novel that is described as Heathers meets Fight Club, with teenage cheerleaders. The studio is courting Natalie Portman to … Read More »

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Fox 2000 Ups Pair Of Production Execs

By | Tuesday May 28, 2013 @ 12:27pm PDT

Fox 2000 has promoted Erin Siminoff to SVP Production and Marisa Paiva to VP Production, both of them rising through the … Read More »

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Fox 2000′s Beach Boys Pic Sings New Tune With Deirdre O’Connor Writing

By | Monday May 13, 2013 @ 12:52pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Deirdre O’Connor has been tapped to write the screenplay for Fox 2000‘s movie musical revolving around the catalog of the Beach Boys. O’Connor, who was nominated for a WGA Award for her work on Lifetime’s FiveRead More »

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Fox 2000 Acquires Americanized ‘Get Her Off The Pitch’ For Reese Witherspoon

By | Wednesday May 1, 2013 @ 11:55am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Fox 2000 has acquired Depth Of Field, a screenplay by J. Mills Goodloe that is an Americanized version of Get Her Off The Pitch, the 2009 bestselling memoir by Times Of London cultural critic Lynne Truss. Elizabeth Gabler bought it with the idea of shaping it as a star vehicle for Reese Witherspoon, who’ll produce it with Twilight Saga‘s Karen Rosenfelt and Bruna Papandrea.

Truss, once a self-described proud sports atheist, was sent on a lark by her editor to cover the World Cup. Her readers were amused, and Truss eventually spent four years covering major sporting events throughout Europe and America, writing humorous and somewhat academic essays. Along the way, she slowly became a convert, discovering the significance of sport, and how it affected her own life and relationships. Get Her Off The Pitch was never published in the U.S., but Goodloe discovered it in a bookstore while on a trip to Sydney. He transplanted Truss’ story to an American sport. Read More »

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Abstinent A Decade, Adrian Lyne Beds Down With Fox 2000 On Adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s Sexy Thriller ‘Deep Water’

By | Friday April 26, 2013 @ 8:52am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: After directing the steamy, sexy hits Flashdance, 9 1/2 Weeks, Fatal Attraction, Indecent Proposal, and Lolita, Adrian Lyne has found nothing to get excited about since 2002′s Unfaithful. Finally, he has found a project that has him hot and bothered. Lyne last night closed a deal to direct Deep Water, a Zach Helm-scripted adaptation of the classic thriller novel by Patricia Highsmith, the late author of Strangers On A Train and The Talented Mr. Ripley. Lyne is making the film with Fox 2000‘s Elizabeth Gabler, with whom he teamed on Unfaithful, the study of infidelity that starred Richard Gere, Diane Lane, and Olivier Martinez. Deep Water will be mounted as a co-production between Film Rites and Film 360. Read More »

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