STARTS

Addicted

Start10/29/2012

Logline: A successful businesswoman is in the grip of an overpowering sex addiction that threatens to destroy her marriage, family and business.

Director:  Bille Woodruff

Producer:  Paul Hall

Cast:  Nia Long, Boris Kudjoe, Tasha Smith, William Levy

Studio/Distributor:  Lionsgate

Details:  Based on the novel “Addicted,” written by Zane and published by Strebor Books on February 24, 2001.

 

Bad Words

Start10/30/2012

Logline: A middle-aged, high school dropout gets his revenge by finding a loophole in the system that enables him to enter the national kids’ spelling bee.

Director:  Jason Bateman

Producer:  Jason Bateman, Sean McKittrick, Jeff Culotta, Mason Novick

Cast:  Jason Bateman, Allison Janney, Philip Baker Hall, Kathryn Hahn, Ben Falcone

Production Company:  MXN, Darko Productions, Aggregate Films

Details:  The screenplay for Jason Bateman’s feature directorial debut was on the 2011 Black List. The film is being financed by Darko Entertainment.

 

Ride Along

Start10/31/2012

Logline: When a tough undercover officer’s future brother-in-law joins him on an overnight shift, the wisecracking trainee becomes embroiled in the seasoned cop’s latest case. In order to prove that he is worthy of his future bride, he must survive the most insane night of his life.

Director:  Tim Story

Producer:  Ice Cube, Larry Brezner, Matt Alvarez, William Packer

Cast:  Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, John Leguizamo, Bryan Callen, Laurence Fishburne, Jay Pharoah

Studio/Distributor:  Universal Pictures

Production Companies:  CubeVision, MBST Entertainment, Rainforest Films

TSS Insight:  Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Ryan Reynolds were previously attached to star when the project was set up at New Line with Roger Kumble attached to direct.

 

A Many Splintered Thing

Start11/3/2012

Logline: A young ladies’ man, disillusioned by love, meets an engaged woman and feigns a platonic relationship in order to keep seeing her as he tries to conquer her heart.

Director:  Justin Reardon

Producer:  McG, Mary Viola, Nicolas Chartier, Craig J. Flores

Cast:  Chris Evans, Michelle Monaghan, Anthony Mackie, Aubrey Plaza, Giovanni Ribisi

Distribution Sales:  Voltage Pictures

Production Companies:  Wonderland Sound and Vision, Voltage Pictures

Details: Justin Reardon, a commercial director whose work includes commericals for the Wassup! and Howaydoin’ campaigns for Budweiser, makes his feature directorial debut. The screenplay was on the 2011 Black List. 

 

WRAPS

Oculus

Wrap10/30/2012

Logline: A brother and sister team up to defeat an evil force that killed their parents and changed the course of their lives.

Director:  Mike Flanagan

Producer:  Trevor Macy, Marc D Evans

Cast:  Karen Gillan, Katee Sackhoff, Brenton Thwaites, Rory Cochrane, Annalise Basso

Distributor:  FilmDistrict

Production Company:  Intrepid Pictures

Details: The film is Mike Flanagan’s follow-up to his directorial debut, Absentia (USA/2011), which was produced for a reported $70,000.

 

Calvary

Wrap – 10/31/2012

Logline: A good priest, intent on making the world a better place, is forced to confront the dark forces closing in on him after being threatened during a confession.

Director:  John Michael McDonagh

Producer:  Chris Clark, Flora Fernandez-Marengo, James Flynn

Cast:  Brendan Gleeson, Chris O’Dowd, Kelly Reilly, Aidan Gillen

Distribution Sales:  Protagonist Pictures

Production Company:  Reprisal Films

Details: The film is John Michael McDonagh’s follow-up to his directorial debut The Guard (UK/2011), which was acquired at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival by Sony Pictures Classics for an estimated $1 million.

 

 

 

 

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