You have your name on a huge festival hit, and any creative move you make — no matter how small it may be — gets documented and reported. That’s only fair, right? On that note, Deadline informs us that Beasts of the Southern Wild co-writer Lucy Alibar has sold a new script to Escape Artists — which, though said to be an original idea, found root in her play Christmas and Jubilee Behold the Meteor Shower. Some quick Googling around brings no results as to what the project may be about, unfortunately, but we’ll find out in good time.
Some more substantial screenplay news also comes from Deadline, who report that Nu Image/Millennium are getting into the business of Playing Dirty, a spec script crafted by Richard Blaney and Gregory Small. The basic logline gives the immediate, obvious hint that we’ve got a thriller on our hands, since the screenplay revolves around “a young law student [who] learns to let loose and explore his adventurous side after meeting a sexy and mysterious stranger.”
And, although that makes for an initially good time, things get out of control when our protagonist becomes “the target of her psychotic plans.” (So long as those “psychotic plans” are also “sexy,” you’ve pulled me in.) No director or stars are attached, but Mandalay Pictures have taken it upon themselves to produce the fast-tracked project.
Are you interested in either project, or is it too early to build anticipation?
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