‘Trance’ Scribe Joe Ahearne Makes Thriller Pitch Deal To Warner Bros

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Hot off co-writing Trance for director Danny Boyle, Joe Ahearne has sold an untitled supernatural thriller pitch to Warner Bros. Dan Lin will produce under his Lin Pictures banner. Lin’s veep Jon Silk came up with an idea they are keeping under wraps and Ahearne expanded it before they … Read More »

Comments (1)

Rosario Dawson And Vincent Cassel To Join James McAvoy In Danny Boyle’s ‘Trance’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Rosario Dawson has won the hotly contested female lead in the Danny Boyle-directed Fox Searchlight drama Trance. She is poised to join James McAvoy and Vincent Cassel, who are both in negotiations to play the male leads in a film that will start production in September. McAvoy’s in talks to play the inside man in an art heist that goes wrong. He runs afoul of an accomplice (Cassel), and Dawson will play a woman who develops an unusual relationship with both men in a thriller that is as moderately budget and edgy as Shallow Grave and Trainspotting. Joe Ahearne and John Hodge wrote the script.

Deadline was first to reveal Trance in early May, when Boyle decided to work in a follow-up to 127 Hours even as he prepares to direct the opening ceremonies of next summer’s Olympics in London. He’s re-teaming with frequent producing collaborator Christian Colson. They will shoot the movie in the fall in London, then put it on a shelf while Boyle devotes himself to the Olympics beginning in January. When the games are over, Boyle will start cutting the film in August 2012 with the goal of having the picture ready for Fox Searchlight to release it in March 2013. Read More »

Comments (3)

Warner Bros Hot For ‘Arthur & Lancelot’

Mike Fleming

When Deadline broke news last month that Warner Bros has paid $2 million to acquire the David Dobkin spec script Arthur & Lancelot in a bidding war that involved Universal and Fox, insiders said the project would be fast-tracked. … Read More »

Comments (11)

‘Sex Education’ Tops Hot British Script List

By | Monday November 8, 2010 @ 6:43am PST

The Brit List of most admired unproduced screenplays began 4 years ago, inspired by the Hollywood version known as the Black List. This year the anonymous UK agent polled 80 industry players, asking them for their favourite screenplays. Due to the increased number of people taking part this year, a script had to receive 3 votes or more to appear on the list. Over 170 screenplays were nominated but only 35 made the final cut. Well-known writers on the list include Ian McEwan, who has adapted his own novel On Chesil Beach for Sam Mendes; John Hodge (Trainspotting), who has written William and Harold for 127 Hours producer Christian Colson; and Paul Andrew Williams (The Cottage), whose Song For Marion, Read More »

Comments (1)