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Billionaire Boys Club
12/07/2015
Logline: Based on the true story of the Billionaire Boys Club, a group of wealthy young men who resorted to murder in Los Angeles in the 1980s.
Production Company(s): Holly Wiersma Productions
Director(s): James Cox
Executive Producer(s): Tim Zajaros, Christopher Lemole, Crystal Lourd, Jere Hausfater, Logan Levy
Producer(s): Cassian Elwes, Holly Wiersma
Cast: Ansel Elgort, Taron Egerton, Kevin Spacey, Emma Roberts, Suki Waterhouse
Writer(s): Captain Mauzner, James Cox, Steve Cox
SSN Insight: Featured in SSN’s 10 Most Bankable Films at AFM 2015. Elgort previously starred in Fault in Our Stars and Egerton broke-out in this year’s Kingsman: The Secret Service.

Carrie Pilby
12/05/2015
Logline: A person of high intelligence struggles to make sense of the world as it relates to morality, relationships, sex and leaving her apartment.
Production Company(s): Braveart Films
Director(s): Susan Johnson
Executive Producer(s): Elaine Harris
Producer(s): Suzanne Farwell, Susan Cartsonis, Susan Johnson
Cast: Bel Powley, Eddie Izzard, Tom Wilkinson, Jason Ritter, Vanessa Bayer
Writer(s): Kara Holden, Dean Craig
Details: Based on the novel “Carrie Pilby” written by Caren Lissner and published by Red Dress Ink in 2003.
SSN Insight: Hailee Steinfeld was previously attached to star.

Superstition: Final Chance
12/10/2015
Logline: Deaths always come in threes — or more. When two unrelated deaths happen on a college campus, a betting pool is opened on who is next to die. A student wins that pool, but with murderous consequences.
Studio/Distributor(s): Lionsgate
Production Company(s): CodeBlack Films, Global Renaissance Entertainment Group
Executive Producer(s): Jeff Reddick
Producer(s): Arthur Wylie, Dale Godboldo, Carol Ann Shine
Writer(s): Jeff Reddick
SSN Insight: Jeff Reddick previously wrote the story and screenplay for Final Destination.

The Disaster Artist
12/07/2015
Logline: The story of the making of the 2003 feature “The Room,” which some have called the “worst movie ever made,” is told.
Studio/Distributor(s): New Line Cinema, Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution
Production Company(s): Rabbit Bandini Productions, Point Grey Pictures, Good Universe
Director(s): James Franco
Producer(s): James Franco, Vince Jolivette, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, James Weaver
Cast: James Franco, Dave Franco, Seth Rogen, Josh Hutcherson, Ari Graynor
Writer(s): Scott Neustadter, Michael Weber, Ryan Moody
Details: Based on the book “The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room” written by Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell and published by Simon & Schuster in 2013.
SSN Insight: James Franco can next be seen in I Am Michael, Yosemite, Memoria, The Adderall Diaries and Zeroville.

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A Street Cat Named Bob
12/06/2015
Logline: A recovering drug addict has his life transformed when he meet a stray ginger cat.
Production Company(s): Prescience Film Finance, Shooting Script Films
Director(s): Roger Spottiswoode
Executive Producer(s): Damian Jones, Tim Smith, Paul Brett, Anders Erden
Producer(s): Adam Rolston
Cast: Luke Treadaway, Ruta Gedmintas, Joanne Froggatt, Anthony Head
Writer(s): Maria Nation, Tim John
Details: Based on the book “A Street Cat Named Bob” written by James Bowen and published by St. Martin’s Press in 2013.
SSN Insight: Roger Spottiswoode previously directed Tomorrow Never Dies, Midnight Sun and The Journye Home.

Bastards
12/05/2015
Logline: Two brothers, raised to believe their biological father died, find out their mother slept with many powerful and famous men in the 1970s and the siblings hit the road to find their real father.
Studio/Distributor(s): Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution
Production Company(s): Alcon Entertainment, The Montecito Picture Company, DMG Entertainment
Director(s): Lawrence Sher
Executive Producer(s): Chris Fenton, Chris Cowles
Producer(s): Broderick Johnson, Andrew Kosove, Ivan Reitman, Tom Pollock, Ali Bell
Cast: Owen Wilson, Ed Helms, J.K. Simmons, Ving Rhames, Katt Williams
Writer(s): Justin Malen
SSN Insight: Paramount Pictures acquired the spec script from writer Justin Malen in a reported six-figure deal. Project was previously set up at Paramount, but went into turnaround. Jason Sudeikis was previously attached to co-star.

Iron Sky: The Coming Race
12/08/2015
Logline: The surviving members of humankind, living in a former top-secret Nazi base on the moon, attempt a daring mission to save the world.
Production Company(s): 27 Films Productions, Iron Sky Universe
Director(s): Timo Vuorensola
Producer(s): Tero Kaukomaa, Oliver Damian, Peter De Maegd, Tom Hameeuw
Cast: Tom Green, Lara Rossi, Julia Dietze, Vladimir Burlakov, Udo Kier
Writer(s): Dalan Musson
Details: Sequel to “Iron Sky – We Come in Peace” (Finland/2012) directed by Timo Vuorensola.

Nocturnal Animals
12/05/2015
Logline: Susan receives a manuscript from her ex-husband, and reading it causes her recall her first marriage and confront some dark truths about herself.
Studio/Distributor(s): Focus Features, Focus Features
Production Company(s): Fade to Black Productions
Director(s): Tom Ford
Producer(s): Tom Ford, Robert Salerno, Diane Sabatini
Cast: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Michael Shannon, Kim Basinger
Writer(s): Tom Ford
SSN Insight: Based on the novel “Tony and Susan” written by Austin Wright and published by Baskerville Publishers in 1993. Project was previously in development at Smokehouse Pictures with George Clooney and Grant Heslov attached to produce.

The Bye Bye Man
12/11/2015
Logline: Inspired by a series of events that occurred in Wisconsin in the 1990s, three college students play with a Ouija board and summon a spirit with a dangerous story.
Studio/Distributor(s): STX Entertainment
Production Company(s): Intrepid Pictures, Los Angeles Media Fund
Director(s): Stacy Title
Executive Producer(s): Marc Evans, David Britten Prior
Producer(s): Trevor Macy, Simon Horsman, Jeffrey Soros
Cast: Douglas Smith, Cressida Bonas, Lucien Laviscount, Doug Jones, Carrie-Anne Moss
Writer(s): Jonathan Penner, David Britten Prior
Details: Based on the short story: “The Bridge to Body Island” from anthology “The President’s Vampire: Strange-but-True Tales of the United States of America”; published by Anomalist Books November 1, 2005.
SSN Insight: David Britten Prior was previously attached to write and direct. Project was previously set up at TWC-Dimension. Project was included on the 2010 Blood List.

The Dancer
12/10/2015
Logline: Loie Fuller tours with fellow dancer Isadora Duncan creating innovative new techniques at the turn of the 20th century.
Production Company(s): Les Films du Fleuve, Les Films du Tresor, Sirena Film Prague, Wild Bunch AG
Director(s): Stephanie Di Giusto
Producer(s): Alain Attal, Vincent Maraval, Luc Dardenne, Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Artemio Benki
Cast: Lily-Rose Depp, Soko, Gaspard Ulliel, Mélanie Thierry, François Damiens
Writer(s): Stephanie Di Giusto, Thomas Bidegain, Sarah Thiebaud
SSN Insight: Directorial debut of Stephanie Di Giusto. Elle Fanning was previously attached to star.
The Headhunter’s Calling
12/11/2015
Logline: A ruthless recruiter is about to take over the company when his son’s illness sets up a conflict between career ambition and his personal life.
Production Company(s): Scythia Films Inc.
Director(s): Mark Williams
Executive Producer(s): Bill Dubuque, Danielle Robinson, Daniel Bekerman
Producer(s): Gerard Butler, Mark Williams, Alan Siegel
Cast: Gerard Butler, Willem Dafoe, Alfred Molina, Gretchen Mol, David Koechner
Writer(s): Bill Dubuque
SSN Insight: Scythia Films Inc.’s upcoming films include The Witch and Bang Bang Baby.

This Is Your Death
12/11/2015
Logline: For Mason Washington, a man struggling to support his family, a reality show that induces contestants to kill themselves for entertainment may be his best option.
Production Company(s): Great Point Media, Dobré Films
Director(s): Giancarlo Esposito
Executive Producer(s): Robert Halmi Jr., Jim Reeve
Producer(s): Giancarlo Esposito, Christopher D’Elia, Michael Klein, Lawreen Yakkel
Cast: Josh Duhamel, Famke Janssen, Giancarlo Esposito
Writer(s): Noah Pink, Kenny Yakkel
SSN Insight: Giancarlo Esposito wll next be heard as the voice of Akela in The Jungle Book and will be seen in This Is Your Death and The Long Home.

Underworld V
12/11/2015
Logline: In this fifth installment of the “Underworld” franchise, a new, younger generation of vampires and werewolves are embroiled in a supernatural race war.
Studio/Distributor(s): Screen Gems
Production Company(s): Lakeshore Entertainment
Director(s): Anna Foerster
Producer(s): Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi, Richard Wright, David Kern, Len Wiseman
Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Theo James, Tobias Menzies, Clementine Nicholson, Lara Pulver
Writer(s): Cory Goodman, Kyle Ward
SSN Insight: Anna Foerster is the first woman to direct a film in the “Underworld” franchise.

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