Driver X 6/25/2015 Logline: When a middle-aged man loses his business, he starts working as a driver at night and taking care of his two young daughters in the daytime. Production Company(s): Antic Pictures Director: Henry Barrial Producer(s): Mark Stolaroff Cast: Patrick Fabian, Travis Schuldt Writer(s): Henry Barrial SSN Insight: Fabian can be seen as playing Howard Hamlin in the AMC series Better Call Saul and as Captain Steven Caine in the CBS series Scorpion.
Gold 6/29/2015 Logline: Loosely based on a true story, an enormous amount of gold is discovered in the jungles of Indonesia in 1993, leading to a scandal involving the mining corporation. Production Company(s): j.k. livin Productions, Hwy61 Films, Black Bear Pictures Director: Stephen Gaghan Executive Producer(s): Paul Haggis, Richard Middleton Producer(s): Michael Nozik, Teddy Schwarzman, Patrick Massett, John Zinman, Matthew McConaughey Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Edgar Ramirez, Michelle Williams Writer(s): Patrick Massett, John Zinman SSN Insight: Michael Mann previously attached to direct and produce. Spike Lee previously attached to direct. The Weinstein Company will be distributing the film and it was financed by Black Bear Pictures.
Lights Out 6/29/2015 Logline: When a bloodthirsty supernatural being that lurks in the shadows preys upon a family, a young woman must fight to protect herself, save her little half-brother, and uncover a mystery about her family's shadowy past. Studio: New Line Cinema Production Company(s): Grey Matter Entertainment, Easternlight Film Productions Director: David Sandberg Producer(s): James Wan, Lawrence Grey, Eric Heisserer Cast: Brie Larson, Gabriel Michael Bateman Writer(s): Eric Heisserer Notes: Based on the short film "Lights Out" (Sweden/2013) written and directed by David F. Sandberg. SSN Insight: Wan is currently on board to direct RoboTech and Aquaman. Brie Larson can next be seen in the film Trainwreck and Digging for Fire, awaiting release.
Responsible Adults 6/28/2015 Logline: A recent college graduate pursues a relationship with his slightly older neighbor, who turns out to have been the recent grad's babysitter many years ago. Production Company(s): Night and Day Pictures, LBI Entertainment Director: Jon Poll Producer(s): Julie Yorn, Michael Roiff, Kirk D'Amico Cast: Cobie Smulders, Skylar Astin Writer(s): Alex Schemmer SSN Insight: Chace Crawford was previously attached to star. Katie Holmes was previously attached to star.
So B. It 6/29/2015 Logline: A 12-year-old girl decides to take a cross-country trip by herself, leaving the safety of her home with her mentally-challenged mother and agoraphobic neighbor. Production Company(s): Branded Pictures Entertainment, Outside the Box Pictures, LLC Director: Stephen Gyllenhaal Executive Producer(s): Michael Nelson Producer(s): Adam Tenenbaum, Orien Richman, J. Todd Harris Cast: Alfre Woodard, Talitha Bateman Writer(s): Garry Williams Notes: Based on the young adult novel "So B. It" written by Sarah Weeks and published by Laura Geringer Books in 2004. SSN Insight: In addition to her role on Grey’s Anatomy, Alfre Woodard will next be seen in the A24 film, Mississippi Grind.
Star Trek Beyond 6/25/2015 Logline: Storyline is under wraps. Studio: Paramount Pictures Production Company(s): Bad Robot, Skydance Productions Director: Justin Lin Executive Producer(s): David Ellison, Dana Goldberg Producer(s): J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Roberto Orci Cast: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg Writer(s): Simon Pegg, Doug Jung, JD Payne, Patrick McKay, Roberto Orci SSN Insight: Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz had been considered to write the script. Joe Cornish had been considered to direct. Project will be shot digitally.
The Godmother 6/29/2015 Logline: The true story of Griselda Blanco, who became the deadliest, wealthiest woman to head a Colombian drug cartel. Production Company(s): First Born Films Director: Eva Sorhaug Executive Producer(s): Nicholas Pileggi, Nicolas Meyer, Marc Schaberg, Kelly McCormick Producer(s): Daniela Cristina Cretu Cast: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jon Bernthal, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Oscar Jaenada, Mehdi Dehbi Writer(s): Frank Baldwin SSN Insight: Life rights of Griselda Blanco optioned by Daniela Cretu.
U.S.S. Indianapolis: Men of Courage 6/22/2015 Logline: Story of the ship that was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine during WWII, leaving its crew to try and survive in shark-infested waters. Production Company(s): Hannibal Pictures Director: Mario Van Peebles Executive Producer(s): Ness Saban, Bill Bromiley, Patricia Eberle, Timothy Patrick Cavanaugh, Dama Claire Producer(s): Richard Rionda Del Castro, Michael Mendelsohn, Richard Salvatore, Douglas Miller, Jeffrey Andrick Cast: Nicolas Cage, Tom Sizemore, Thomas Jane, Matt Lanter, Brian Presley Writer(s): Cam Cannon, Richard Rionda Del Castro SSN Insight: Nicolas Cage has been busy, in addition to this project, he’s also in Bonjour Anne, currently in production and recently wrapped Army of One, Pay the Ghost and The Trust with The Runner and Snowden awaiting release.
Untitled (Bruce Willis Detective Film) 6/29/2015 Logline: When a Los Angeles private investigator’s dog Buddy is stolen by a notorious gang, he has to deal with vicious gang leaders and various goons and crooked characters to get his dog back. Production Company(s): Voltage Pictures Director: Mark Cullen, Robb Cullen Executive Producer(s): Patrick Newall Producer(s): Nicolas Chartier, Zev Foreman, Lauren Ford, Mark Cullen, Robb Cullen Cast: Bruce Willis, Jason Momoa, Thomas Middleditch, Famke Janssen SSN Insight: Voltage Pictures launched international sales at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. Voltage, CAA and WME are representing US rights to the film. Mark and Robb Cullen were the writer/executive producer team behind the 2010 film, Cop Out in which Bruce Willis also starred.
Barbershop 3 6/29/2015 Logline: In this sequel, with the neighborhood changing, Calvin considers shuttering the barbershop and moving uptown. Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM), New Line Cinema Production Company(s): State Street Pictures, CubeVision Director: Malcolm D. Lee Producer(s): Robert Teitel, George Tillman Jr., Ice Cube Cast: Ice Cube, Cedric The Entertainer, Eve, Queen Latifah, Nicki Minaj Writer(s): Kenya Barris, Tracy Oliver Notes: Sequel to "Barbershop 2: Back in Business" (2004) directed by Kevin Rodney Sullivan. 2nd Sequel to "Barbershop" (2002) directed by Tim Story. SSN Insight: Matt Alvarez was previously attached to produce.
How to Be Single 6/25/2015 Logline: Explores the dating lives of five single New York women, one of whom, Julie, is writing a book about how bachelorettes across the world manage. Studio: New Line Cinema Production Company(s): Flower Films, Rickard Pictures Director: Christian Ditter Executive Producer(s): Nancy Juvonen, Drew Barrymore, Marcus Viscidi Producer(s): Dana Fox, John Rickard Cast: Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, Alison Brie, Leslie Mann, Damon Wayans, Jr. Writer(s): Dana Fox, Marc Silverstein, Abby Kohn Notes: Based on the novel "How to Be Single" written by Liz Tuccillo and published by Atria on June 10, 2008. SSN Insight: Anne Hathaway was previously mentioned to star. Owen Wilson previously attached to star. Cameron Diaz previously mentioned to star.
Lavender 6/29/2015 Logline: When a woman struggling with memory loss returns to the childhood home where the rest of her family was massacred, strange clues within her photos suggest she may be responsible. Production Company(s): South Creek Pictures Director: Ed Gass-Donnelly Executive Producer(s): Andrea Iervolino, Monika Bacardi, Silvio Muraglia, Jennifer Levine, Emily Alden Producer(s): David Valleau, Ed Gass-Donnelly Cast: Diego Klattenhoff, Abbie Cornish, Dermot Mulroney, Justin Long Writer(s): Ed Gass-Donnelly, Colin Frizzell SSN Insight: Dermot Mulroney is also in the film Sleepless Night, a remake in production and in Dirty Grandpa, awaiting release.
Me Before You 6/26/2015 Logline: A woman on the verge of losing her job and a man who becomes wheelchair bound find their lives intertwined. Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM), New Line Cinema Production Company(s): Sunswept Entertainment Director: Thea Sharrock Producer(s): Karen Rosenfelt, Sue Baden-Powell Cast: Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Stephen Peacocke, Jenna Coleman, Charles Dance Writer(s): Scott Neustadter, Michael H Weber, Jojo Moyes Notes: Based on the novel "Me Before You," written by Jojo Moyes and published by Pamela Dorman Books on December 31, 2012. SSN Insight: In addition to starring in Terminator: Genisys awaiting release, Emilia Clarke is also in Voice From the Stone, that wrapped and The Guns of August in active development.
Miss Stevens 6/22/2015 Logline: A high school teacher finds herself while taking a group of students to the state drama competition. Production Company(s): Gilbert Films, Beachside Films Director: Julia Hart Producer(s): Jordan Horowitz, Gary Gilbert, Alex Turtletaub, Michael B Clark Cast: Lily Rabe, Timothee Chalamet, Lili Reinhart, Anthony Quintal, Rob Huebel Writer(s): Julia Hart, Jordan Horowitz SSN Insight: Ellen Page was previously attached to direct, as her feature directorial debut. Project was previously in development at Anonymous Content with Doug Wald producing. Anna Faris was previously attached to star. The film will now mark Julia Hart’s directorial debut. She is currently writing the HBO miniseries “Madame X”, currently in development.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding (Sequel) 6/25/2015 Logline: The revelation of a family secret and an even bigger, fatter wedding brings the Portokalos family together again. Production Company(s): Playtone, Gold Circle Entertainment, HBO Films Director: Kirk Jones Executive Producer(s): Nia Vardalos, Scott Niemeyer, Norm Waitt, Steven Shareshian Producer(s): Rita Wilson, Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, Paul Brooks Cast: Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Elena Kampouris, John Stamos, Joey Fatone Writer(s): Nia Vardalos Notes: A sequel to the 2002 film, My Big Fat Greek Wedding. SSN Insight: The original film opened on April 19, 2002 and went on to gross $368 million on a budget of $5 million, landing it in the number five spot of films by domestic gross in 2002.