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Spinning Gold

A biopic of the iconic 1970s record executive and wild man Neil Bogart, the founder of Casablanca who was closely aligned with the rise of disco. He's credited with discovering and launching the careers of a generation of superstars, including Curtis Mayfield, Bill Withers, Gladys Knight, KISS, Parliament, Donna Summer and the Village People.

Cutting the Cord

A biopic (in the vein of The Social Network) on Martin Cooper, referred to as “the father of the cell phone,” who is credited with inventing the first handheld cellular device at Motorola.

Dr. Q

The life story of an illegal immigrant, Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, who became the head of brain tumor surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Tom Parker Project

Colonel Tom Parker discovers Elvis Presley when he is just an unknown and quickly moves in as his lone representation. Parker is responsible for various milestones, including Presley's record deal with RCA and his successful acting career.

Undefeated: The Rocky M...

The story of boxing legend Rocky Marciano will come to the big screen in his first authorized biopic, as yet untitled. The film will track Marciano from his Brockton, Mass. childhood up to his death in a plane crash in 1969. He stands as the only champion boxer to retire without a loss.

Masterpiece

The film is based on the true story of French artist Henri Matisse's relationship with his nurse Monique Bourgeois, who also served as the painter's model and muse.

Seuss

Seuss will follow Geisel in the 1920s as he struggles to find his voice as a writer before meeting his muse and future wife in Helen Palmer, who propels him into becoming Dr. Suess.

I Want My MTV

Launched on cable in 1981, MTV revolutionizes music and television. The cable network starts out with a concept few think can work: watching songs on TV. But what begins as a way simply to promote record companies’ latest products becomes the music video.

Speed Girl

Set in the 1970s, Janet Guthrie, a pilot turned racecar driver, makes a bid for the Indianapolis 500 in 1976 despite relentless opposition from the racing establishment and the men she hopes to race against. Janet qualifies for the race in 1978 where she finishes in the top ten, destroying many widely-held stereotypes about female drivers.

On the Brinks

Samuel Millar is a member of the Irish Republican Army and spends eight years in tough Irish prisons during the late 1970s and 1980s, where he takes part in the blanket protest in which political prisoners refuse to wear prison garb and are severely punished for it. He then comes to America under a different identity, reinvents himself as a family man and comic book shop owner. But then he helps pull off an armored truck heist, stealing more than $7 million from a Brink's truck and thus executing one of the most successful heists in U.S. history. Millar is eventually pardoned by President Bill Clinton and sent back to Ireland, where he reinvents himself once again, this time as a best-selling author of crime books.

The Legend of Fillmore ...

Fillmore Slim (né Clarence Sims) begins pursuing a music career in the 1950s, but is lured away by the pimp game during the 1960s and 1970s. He eventually returns to music in the 1980s and continues to tour today at age 77.

Untitled Lenny Dykstra ...

Lenny Dykstra, a key part of the champion 1986 New York Mets, leads a checkered life after retiring from baseball in 1996. He is the subject of multiple investigations into his financial empire, which includes a jet charter company and a magazine marketed to professional athletes. He files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2009 and auctions off his World Series ring. Dykstra pleads guilty in 2012 to bankruptcy fraud, concealment of assets and money laundering and is sentenced to six months in prison, 500 hours of community service, and is ordered to pay $200,000 in restitution.

Buster Keaton

A biopic of filmmaker and comedian Buster Keaton. During his life, Keaton writes, directs, performs, and edits dozens of features and shorts, including his masterpiece, "The General."

The Watergate Girl

Set against Watergate, the story of the only woman on the team that prosecutes the highest-ranking White House officials.

Unreasonable Behaviour

The story of legendary British war photographer Don McCullin. Working for the Sunday Times from the late 60’s to the early 80’s, he risked his life to photograph the harsh realities of war.