Start – 10/29/2012
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
Details: Based on the novel “Addicted,” written by Zane and published by Strebor Books on February 24, 2001.
Start – 10/30/2012
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.
Start – 10/31/2012
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
Start – 11/3/2012
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.
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
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.
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.