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July 30 Disney’s Feast Director Takes the Battling Boy Movie!

Patrick Osborne has signed on to direct Paramount Pictures’ Battling Boy movie!. The Tracking Board has the news, reporting that the Academy Award winning director of Walt Disney Animation’s short film “Feast” will helm the big screen adaptation of Paul Pope‘s acclaimed graphic novel.

Published in 2013, Battling Boy was named one of NPR’s best books of that year. It is official described as follows:

Monsters roam through Arcopolis, swallowing children into the horrors of their shadowy underworld. Only one man is a match for them – the genius vigilante Haggard West.

Unfortunately, Haggard West is dead.

Arcopolis is desperate, but when its salvation comes in the form of a twelve-year-old demigod, nobody is more surprised than Battling Boy himself.

It’s time to meet an electrifying new hero.

Set up through Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment, the Battling Boy movie will be produced by Sarah Esberg and Jeremy Kleiner.

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June 27 Wytches, the new Plan B project

Wytches is a creator-owned horror series Snyder began alongside the mononymous artist Jock last year for indie publisher Image Comics, and its first volume comes out in a collected edition this week. It follows the travails of the Rooks, a family struggling with alcohol abuse, disability, and — in the case of their daughter, Sailor — crippling anxiety issues. They move to a small town and stumble upon the town’s history with tall, grotesque, forest-dwelling creatures called wytches (the y being crucial — it turns out that witches are merely humans who have involved themselves with wytches, though I won’t spoil the details).

So, I know there’s only so much you can say about this, but Wytches got picked up by Brad Pitt’s production company, Plan B, for a movie adaptation. What’s the status there?
The film version seems to be going along great. Plan B has been really wonderful to us, sort of giving us a window into that process and putting us in touch with the screenwriter, who’s just finished his first draft. He was actually just in South America and he was going hiking, and he found this series of underground caverns and sent us pictures, me and Jock. And he was like, “I found a [wytch] burrow!” I love the version that they’re making, which cuts pretty close to ours with a few small differences.

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June 10 HBO Adapting ‘Whiskey Tango Foxtrot’ Novel As Comedy Series From Plan B

HBO has put in development Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, a comedy project based on David Shafer’s darkly comedic debut novel, with Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment executive producing. Chuck alum Zev Borow will write and executive produce the adaptation, a half-hour comedy about three young adults grappling with the usual thirtysomething problems – boredom, authenticity, and omnipotent online oligarchy. Shafer will serve as a co-executive producer.

Published last year, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot landed on a number of 2014 Best Books list, including those from Time magazine and NPR.

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May 29 HBO Films Debuts NIGHTINGALE

HBO Films Debuts NIGHTINGALE, Starring David Oyelowo, Today
The HBO Films single-character drama NIGHTINGALE, starring Golden Globe nominee David Oyelowo (“Selma”), will debut TODAY, MAY 29, it was announced by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming.

Directed by Elliott Lester from a screenplay by Frederick Mensch, NIGHTINGALE is a provocative drama that probes the darkest corners of a disturbed mind, as a war veteran begins to unravel thread by thread. This searing story of solitude and isolation offers a poignant look at how life has failed one man.

“We are proud to be partnered with Plan B on this bold and powerful film,” said Lombardo. “This extraordinary solo performance by the incomparably talented David Oyelowo clearly demonstrates why he is one of the most gifted actors today.”

“We are thrilled and honored to help bring NIGHTINGALE to an audience,” says executive producer Brad Pitt. “Sincere props to our friends at HBO for giving this extraordinary and courageous film its day.”

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March 25 BP Gallery Update


• x012 January 23 – Park City, UT
• x029 February 28 – LAX Airport – Los Angeles, CA
• x018 March 06 – LAX Airport – Los Angeles, CA
• x002 Photoshoot – Set 228
• x002 January 23 – True Story – Park City, UT

Thank you Vaska!

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March 21 HBO Films Acquires David Oyelowo’s ‘Nightingale’ For May Premiere

HBO Films has acquired Nightingale starring David Oyelowo (Selma) for a May 29 premiere. Directed by Elliott Lester from a screenplay by Frederick Mensch, Nightingale is a single-character drama that probes the darkest corners of a disturbed mind, as a war veteran begins to unravel thread by thread. The searing story of solitude and isolation offers a poignant look at how life has failed one man.

Plan B Entertainment produced Nightingale with BN Films in association with Sea Smoke Entertainment and Yoruba Saxon Productions. Josh Weinstock, Katrina Wolfe, Elliott Lester, and Oyelowo are exec producers as well as Plan B’s Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner.

“We are proud to be partnered with Plan B on this bold and powerful film,” said Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. “This extraordinary solo performance by the incomparably talented David Oyelowo clearly demonstrates why he is one of the most gifted actors today.”

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March 21 Stephen King’s ‘The Jaunt’ Targets ‘Mama’ Director

Brad Pitt’s Plan B Productions have optioned the 1981 Stephen King short story The Jaunt for a feature adaptation. The production company has attached Andres Muschietti and Barbara Muschietti, the filmmakers behind the 2013 thriller Mama, to develop the adaptation, with Andres Muschietti possibly directing. As per his standard practice, Stephen King sold his option to the short story for just $1, with the filmmakers given a 90-day window to set a writer in place and make headway in the development process. If enough progress is made within that time frame, no more money changes hands, so look for this project to develop quickly.

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