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Global Showbiz Briefs: Mundial To Sell ‘Wolf At The Door’; BFI Hires Tricia Tuttle For Festivals; Venice Lauds Andrzej Wajda; More

By | Wednesday August 21, 2013 @ 9:22pm PDT

Mundial Grabs Sales For Kidnap Drama ‘A Wolf At The Door’
Mundial, the joint venture from IM Global and Canana, has boarded international sales on Brazilian title A Wolf At The Door. Written and directed by first-time feature helmer Fernando Coimbra, the dark suspense pic centers on the distraught parents of a kidnapped child. Leandra Leal (Cazuza: Time Doesn’t Stop), Milhem Cortaz (Elite Squad) and Fabíula Nascimento (Estomago: A Gastronomic story) star in the film which bows in Toronto.

BFI Taps Tricia Tuttle As Deputy Head Of Festivals
Tricia Tuttle has been named to the newly created role of deputy head of festivals for the BFI, responsible for delivering the annual programs for the BFI London Film Festival and the BFI Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. She will manage a team of programmers and program advisors to increase audience reach, attendance, participation and satisfaction and ensure cultural and commercial objectives are achieved. Tuttle  previously was senior manager for film and skills at BAFTA. Read More »

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Relativity Media Acquires ‘Scare Me,’ Sets Wentworth Miller To Adapt Novel

By | Friday March 22, 2013 @ 1:20pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Relativity Media has acquired Scare Me, a psychological thriller novel, and is setting Wentworth Miller to write the script. Miller is the actor who starred in the Fox series Prison Break who made his screenwriting debut on Stoker, the Chan-wook Park-directed thriller for Fox Searchlight and Indian Paintbrush. It was brought in by Relativity Media production president Robbie Brenner.

The book is in the vein of Se7en, and it will be published in the spring by Angry Robot. Gotham Group brokered the book deal and reps Wentworth along with ICM Partners and attorney Harris Hartman.

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Kimberly Peirce To Direct ‘With A Friend Like Harry’ For Maven Pictures

By | Thursday July 26, 2012 @ 1:57pm PDT

Kimberly Peirce With A Friend Like HarryThe original 2000 French film With A Friend Like Harry centers on a family man, Michel, who is joined on vacation by an old schoolmate, Harry, who he doesn’t remember. At first Harry seems to be just what the family needs, but the friendlier he gets the more mysteriously menacing his effects become. Kimberly Peirce has been set to direct the psychological thriller, which Wentworth Miller is adapting. Maven Pictures‘ Trudie Styler and Celine Rattray is aboard to produce alongside Michelle Krumm. Peirce is directing the remake of Carrie starring Chloë Moretz and Julianne Moore. Miller’s latest script is Stoker, a horror-suspense pic that Fox Searchlight will release March 1, 2013, with Nicole Kidman and Mia Wasikowska starring and Park Chan-wook directing.

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Voltage Pictures And Killer Films Team On Wentworth Miller’s Next Script

By | Friday April 13, 2012 @ 5:02pm PDT
Mike Fleming

New York, NY (April 13, 2012) — Voltage Pictures (THE HURT LOCKER) is joining New York-based Killer Films (BOYS DON’T CRY, MILDRED PIERCE) on THE DISAPPOINTMENTS ROOM, an original screenplay by Wentworth Miller. Nicolas Chartier and Zev Foreman of Voltage will team with Killer’s Pamela Koffler and Christine Vachon to produce.

THE DISAPPOINTMENTS ROOM is a dramatic thriller about a woman who moves into a mysterious old house in the country with her husband and young son, only to discover their new home comes with a dark past.

The project is currently out to directors.

Miller’s previous screenplay, STOKER, stars Nicole Kidman and Mia Wasikowska and will be distributed by Fox Searchlight. He is represented by Joanne Wiles of ICM and Lindsay Williams and Lee Stollman of The Gotham Group.

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Jacki Weaver Joins Fox Searchlight Thriller

Mike Fleming

Jacki Weaver, whose murderous matriarch earned her an Oscar nomination for Animal Kingdom, has signed on to star in Stoker, the Fox Searchlight thriller that was written by actor Wentworth Miller under the pseudonym Ted Foulke. Weaver joins Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska and Matthew Goode in the Chan-wook Park-directed thriller about a teen who is mourning the death of her father and has to deal with an eccentric uncle who shows up unexpectedly. Scott Free’s Ridley and Tony Scott and Michael Costigan are producing. Weaver, who just wrapped The Five Year Engagement for Universal and Judd Apatow, is repped by ICM and Elevate Entertainment.

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Mia Wasikowska In Thriller ‘Stoker’ Talks

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Alice in Wonderland‘s Mia Wasikowska is negotiating to star in Stoker, the Fox Searchlight thriller that will be directed by Oldboy and Thirst director Chan-wook Park. The script was written by Wentworth Miller, the Prison Break star who wrote under the pseudonym Ted Foulke. Ridley and Tony Scott will produce with Michael Costigan under the Scott Free banner.

Carey Mulligan had been attached when the script sold, but it be Wasikowska in the lead role when shooting begins this spring. She’ll play an eccentric teen whose enigmatic and estranged uncle returns to the family after the death of the girl’s father. Strange things begin to happen. Jodie Foster had been attached along with Mulligan, but she’s not doing the film, I’m told. When he sold Stoker, Miller had also written Uncle Charlie, a prequel that explores another chapter in the history of a family with a knack for burying secrets as well as bodies. Read More »

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‘Prison Break’ Star Wentworth Miller Leads Double Life, With Two Scripts In Play

Mike Fleming

Wentworth MillerIs Wentworth Miller a writer trapped inside the body of an actor, plotting an escape? Miller, best known for starring in the Fox series Prison Break, now has two scripts in play, each of which he wrote under the pseudonym Ted Foulke. Foulke’s  Stoker, which has Carey Mulligan and Jodie Foster attached, has gotten some ink. It’s the story of an eccentric teen whose enigmatic and estranged uncle who returns to the family after the death of the girl’s father. Foulke (Miller) has also written Uncle Charlie, a prequel to Stoker that explores another chapter in the history of an unusual family that has a knack for burying secrets, as well as bodies. Fox Searchlight is in talks to acquire both scripts, but I’m told they aren’t the only ones circling. The projects, being shopped by Foulke’s ICM reps, will likely land in the same place, since there are overlapping characters. The agency isn’t confirming that Foulke is Miller, but guess which agency reps the actor? Miller, who just wrapped Resident Evil: Afterlife, apparently wants to lead a double life as an actor and scribe.

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