EXCLUSIVE: Punk’d alum Ryan Pinkston (Bad Santa) and Groundlings Matt Cook (Harry’s Law) and Mike Castle have been cast as leads in TBS‘ multi-camera ensemble workplace comedy pilot from Will & Grace creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick. The untitled project (aka Buzzy’s, Clipsters) is about a group of kids from high school who ran in different circles but now all work together at a local Charlestown, MA barbershop called Buzzy’s. Their dreams may lie across the Charles River in Boston, but for now, their work, their lives, their loves and their worries remain in the town they grew up in.
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EXCLUSIVE: 20th Century Fox and Hutch Parker Entertainment have acquired an untitled heist film from screenwriter Matt Cook, whose percolating scripts include Triple Nine and By Way Of Helena. It’s the second project between the script and Parker, who is developing at FX an original prison-set drama called Keepers. Parker, who came back to the Fox lot as producer after leaving New Regency, just produced Wolverine and recently joined the producing roster for X-Men: Days Of Future Past, which Bryan Singer is directing for the studio shortly. Parker exec Dan Wilson is spearheading the heist project along with Fox exec Jason Young. Cook is repped by WME and Anonymous Content.
EXCLUSIVE: Black List alumni Matt Cook has come on board to adapt Button Man: The Killing Game for DreamWorks. The scribe joined the film last month. Previously, Insomnia scribe Hilary Seitz and Paranoia co-screenwriter Barry Levy had worked on the adaptation of the ultra-violent graphic novel created by John Wagner and Arthur Ranson. Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn is helming Button Man. The story centers on Harry Exton, a hired gun who decides to abandon the death match that gambling millionaires have set up to amuse themselves. In the process of opting out, he finds he might not only have to kill his fellow contestants but also the guys pulling the strings. The film is produced by Roger Kass, Josh Braun, Mark Sourian and Michael De Luca. Read More »