Paramount Paying $1 Million For Jonathan Tropper Novel ‘One Last Thing Before I Go’

By | Friday May 4, 2012 @ 1:11pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Paramount is wrapping up a seven-figure deal for screen rights to the Jonathan Tropper novel One Last Thing Before I Go. The film will be produced by JJ Abrams through the Bad Robot banner. The book will be published in August by Dutton. The deal was made in an competitive situation with multiple studios involved. The deal includes Tropper writing the script.

Here’s the logline: Book focuses on Silver, a man in full midlife crisis. He has begun to accept that life isn’t going to turn out as he expected, with his ex about to marry a  guy too nice for Silver to hate. And his Princeton-bound teenage daughter Casey has just confided in him that she’s pregnant — because he’s the one she cares least about letting down. With the wedding looming and Casey in crisis, this broken family struggles, bonds, and comes together only to risk damaging each other even more. Silver has another major complication: he discovers he could die at any moment without an operation he refuses to have. Read More »

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Cinemax Prepping Amish Country Series Executive Produced by Alan Ball

By | Thursday August 11, 2011 @ 12:47am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

After relaunching original primetime programming with three action series — Strike Back, The Transporter and The Sector, all done as international co-productions — Cinemax is taking a different approach with another drama project eyed for a series order, … Read More »

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DreamWorks Plans Pic Around Kodachrome Demise For Shawn Levy

By | Tuesday March 29, 2011 @ 4:07pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: DreamWorks has made a preemptive deal for an untitled pitch that will be written by Jonathan Tropper as a potential directing vehicle for Real Steel helmer Shawn Levy. Part of the deal is rights to a December 10 … Read More »

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