Tagged: Paramount


Paramount developing Alex Hawke spy movie

Paramount Pictures has acquired the rights to a series of novels by Ted Bell, focusing on British MI6 agent Sir Alexander Hawke. Kurt Wimmer (“Salt”) is set to write the screenplay and Lorenzo di Bonaventura will produce.  

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Leonardo DiCaprio to star in Sam Phillips biopic

Paramount Pictures has acquired the rights to Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock ‘N’ Roll, about the music producer and Sun Studio founder. Leonardo DiCaprio is set to star and produce through Appian Way. The book details the life and career of the music pioneer who helped make stars of artists as diverse as Elvis...


Paramount plans Escape adventure

Paramount has picked up the rights to Escape, an action-adventure about a group tech-savvy criminals who are recruited on mission. Tze Chun (Tv’s “Once Upon a Time”) has written the screenplay. Chu Studios are producing.


Paramount to make The Stars My Destination

Paramount is in talks to acquire the rights to the feature-film adaptation of The Stars My Destination, a classic sci-novel by Alfred Bester. The story follows a man who is shipwrecked in space for years when one day a rescue crew passes him by. Angered, he channels his energies into seeking revenge and begins scheming. Mary...


Paramount to distribute Linklater’s next

Paramount has acquired US distribution rights for Richard Linklater’s That’s What I’m Talking About, a baseball comedy about an incoming freshman experiencing his first weekend in college as a pitcher on the school’s nationally ranked baseball team. Blake Jenner is set to play that role, with Tyler Hoechlin, Wyatt Russell, Ryan Guzman, Zoey Deutch, Will Brittain...


Paramount to release Top Five

Paramount has emerged the winner of the bidding war for the worldwide rights to Chris Rock’s Top Five, paying $12.5 million — the biggest deal of the Toronto Film Festival. The comedy, that Chris Rock wrote, directed and starred in, is the story of New York City comedian-turned-film star Andre Allen, whose unexpected encounter with a...