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Stephen Belber Turns ‘Match’ Into Feature With Patrick Stewart, Carla Gugino And Matthew Lillard

By | Wednesday January 16, 2013 @ 1:25pm PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Stephen Belber has finally turned his 2004 Tony-nominated play Match into a feature. It stars Patrick Stewart, Carla Gugino and Matthew Lillard to star. The film, produced by David Permut, Rick Rosenthal and Matt Ratner, and it has just wrapped its New York City shoot.

Stewart plays a reclusive, eccentric Juilliard dance instructor and former choreographer, who is visited by a  Seattle couple, (Gugino and Lillard) under the pretense of interviewing the dancer for her thesis on the New York dance movement in the 1960s. However, as the couple’s true intentions are revealed, he finds himself unable to dance around the impact of decisions he made long ago.

Belber wrote and directed the 2008 Jennifer Aniston-starrer Management and his other plays turned into films include the Richard Linklater-directed Tape and HBO’s The Laramie Project. He also created an untitled dramatic thriller that FX recently put into development as a potential series. Read More »

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FX Buys Thriller From Writer Stephen Belber

By | Thursday September 20, 2012 @ 5:01pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: FX has put in development a drama from playwright/screenwriter Stephen Belber. The untitled project is a New York-based thriller chronicling a murder and cover up. Instead of a standard pitch, Belber wrote a detailed treatment, which was sent to cable networks. Several were interested, with the project ultimately going to FX.

Belber started off as a playwright, writing Tape, The Laramie Project and Match, whose 2004 Broadway production starred Frank Langella and Ray Liotta. In features, he wrote and directed the 2008 indie Management starring Jennifer Aniston and Steve Zahn. Read More »

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Stephen Belber Script ‘Love And Weapons’ Acquired By Myriad Pictures

By | Wednesday August 29, 2012 @ 9:32am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Myriad Pictures has acquired the Stephen Belber script Love And Weapons, and Andrew Lazar will produce alongside Kirk D’Amico. In the spirit of Three Kings, Love And Weapons is a wild ride of a love story set against the backdrop of travelling UN weapons inspectors. A search is underway for a director.

Belber is currently writing a script based on the 60 Minutes segment Gospel for Teens for Universal Pictures. In addition, Belber is adapting Why Should White Guys Have All Of The Fun, as a starring vehicle for Jamie Foxx, and he is scripting Eat This Document for Moneyball director Bennett Miller. Belber and Lazar are represented by ICM Partners.

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