This week’s writing deals and movie project news.
Alice Birch adapting “Mothering Sunday” for Film4 Productions.
Eric Bress writing-directing supernatural thriller “Ghosts of War” for Miscellaneous Entertainment.
Mario Celaya sells thriller pitch “Gasp” to Paramount Pictures.
JD Dillard, Alex Theurer, and Alex Hyner scripted thriller “Sweetheart” at Blumhouse Productions, Dillard to direct.
Jena Friedman writing-directing romantic comedy “Serial Dater” for WestEnd Films.
Philip Gawthorne and Brad Peyton scripted disaster action thriller “Black Hole” with STX Entertainment.
Leslye Headland and David Schickler option psychological thriller spec script “The New Neighbors” to STX Entertainment.
Harmony Korine writing-directing comedy “The Beach Bum” for Le Grisbi Productions.
Jay Longino sells sports pitch “Uncle Drew” to Temple Hill Productions.
Stephen Merchant writing-directing “Fighting With My Family” for Misher Films and WWE Studios.
Hayley Schore and Roshan Sethi set up untitled whistleblower project at The Firm.
Joel Silverman sells YA novel pitch adaptation “Girl at Sea” to Cohen Media Group.
Kevin Smith writing “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot” with Miramax Films.
Robert Specland sells historical drama spec script “The Impossible War” to Black Bear Pictures in an auction.
Nick Torokvei scripted comedy drama “Del” with Covert Media, Mike Myers to star.
Screenwriting News (January 30-February 5, 2017)