Noah Wyle’s Wyle Katz Banner Options Two Titles For Mini On U.S. Debate Over Entering WWII

By | Tuesday July 30, 2013 @ 3:21pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Noah Wyle and Jim Katz’s Wyle/Katz Productions has partnered with Brillstein Entertainment Partners to acquire worldwide screen rights to historian Lynne Olson‘s books The Murrow Boys (co-written with Stanley Cloud) and the just published Those Angry Days: Roosevelt, Lindbergh And America’s Fight Over World War II. They will now find a writer to draft a miniseries about the loud debate between the interventionists led by Edward R. Murrow who pressed for joining England in the fight against Hitler as Germany ravaged Europe, opposed by an isolationist movement led by national hero Charles Lindbergh, which argued that as the U.S. recovered from the Great Depression the last thing it needed was to fight another country’s battle. Wyle, whose TNT series Falling Skies just got renewed for a fourth season that grows from 10 to 12 episodes a season, will produce the mini with Katz and BEP’s Danny Sussman. Wyle said the project hasn’t been set at a network, but it sounds like Turner will be a stop along the trail, as Wyle said the network has become re-interested in longform subjects. Read More »

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Solipsist Films, Tom And Will Stoppard Option WWII Book ‘A Higher Call’

By | Thursday June 20, 2013 @ 2:02pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Solipsist Films has acquired rights to Adam Makos’ just-published WWII historical book A Higher Call for Tom Stoppard and Will Stoppard’s Deep Springs Pictures. The Stoppards (Tom is the Oscar-winning Shakespeare In Love scribe) will co-produce … Read More »

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