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Respect TBA Pre-Production

Aretha Franklin begins her career as a child singing gospel at the church of her father, minister C. L. Franklin's church. With songs like "Respect", "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman", "Span… more

Aretha Franklin begins her career as a child singing gospel at the church of her father, minister C. L. Franklin's church. With songs like "Respect", "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman", "Spanish Harlem" and "Think", Franklin gained the title "The Queen of Soul" by the end of the 1960s.

The Dive TBA Pre-Production

A biopic of Francisco "Pipin" Ferreras and his wife, Audrey Mestre, two world record setters in the sport of "freediving"—diving as deep as possible on one breath and without any scuba equipment. Mest… more

A biopic of Francisco "Pipin" Ferreras and his wife, Audrey Mestre, two world record setters in the sport of "freediving"—diving as deep as possible on one breath and without any scuba equipment. Mestre died in 2002 while trying to break her record of 557.7 feet.

The Glorias TBA Pre-Production

Follows Gloria Steinem’s journey to become a crusader for equal rights and her groundbreaking work as a journalist and activist.

Location: US - Georgia

King of the Jungle TBA Pre-Production

Former NASA programmer John McAfee develops the first commercial anti-virus program which is eventually acquired by Intel in 2010 for $7.68 billion. McAfee's personal fortune takes a significant hit i… more

Former NASA programmer John McAfee develops the first commercial anti-virus program which is eventually acquired by Intel in 2010 for $7.68 billion. McAfee's personal fortune takes a significant hit in the wake of the financial crisis, forcing him to sell almost everything he owns. While leaving in Belize, Belizean authorities seek him out to question him about the murder of American expatriate and neighbor Gregory Viant Faull in Orange Walk Town. McAfee seeks political asylum in Guatemala, but his plea is denied and he is designated for deportation after allegedly entering the country illegally. While at a detention center, McAfee fakes a heart attack in order to give his attorney time to file a series of appeals that prevents his deportation to Belize, and on December 12, 2012, he was deported to the United States.

Honey Boy TBA Pre-Production

A child actor and his law-breaking, alcohol-abusing father attempt to mend their contentious relationship over the course of a decade.

Monty Clift TBA Pre-Production

A method actor who refuses to put his private life on display, Montgomery Clift graduates from stage roles to screen success in films that include "A Place In The Sun" and "From Here To Eternity." His… more

A method actor who refuses to put his private life on display, Montgomery Clift graduates from stage roles to screen success in films that include "A Place In The Sun" and "From Here To Eternity." His matinee idol good looks are destroyed by a devastating car accident that leaves him with a broken nose and facial scars. Though he continues to make movies, the accident haunts him until his death, even though he receives an Oscar nomination for one of his last performances in Judgment At Nuremberg.

Company: Pier 3 Pictures

Sexual Healing TBA Pre-Production

The movie chronicles late Motown legend Marvin Gaye's self-imposed exile in Europe after years of battling drugs, domestic issues and label headaches. There, he was rescued by a promoter who helped Ga… more

The movie chronicles late Motown legend Marvin Gaye's self-imposed exile in Europe after years of battling drugs, domestic issues and label headaches. There, he was rescued by a promoter who helped Gaye record his biggest-selling album, "Midnight Love," which yielded the monster comeback hit, "Sexual Healing." Gaye's life was cut short the day before his 45th birthday in 1984, when his father killed him.

Where the White Man Run... TBA Pre-Production

The story of rookie Canadian journalist Bahadur, who in 2008 formed a plan to embed himself among the pirates of Somalia. He ultimately succeeded in providing the first close-up look into who these m… more

The story of rookie Canadian journalist Bahadur, who in 2008 formed a plan to embed himself among the pirates of Somalia. He ultimately succeeded in providing the first close-up look into who these men are, how they live, and the forces that drive them.

Company: BCDF Pictures

Amy Winehouse TBA Pre-Production

An Amy Winehouse biopic - Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning in 2011, five years after rising to international fame with her “Back to Black” album.

Company: Lotus

Bronte TBA Pre-Production

The biopic will follow the Bronte sisters and their brother Branwell who grew up in isolation on the Yorkshire moors and went on to write some of the most enduring novels in English literature -- Char… more

The biopic will follow the Bronte sisters and their brother Branwell who grew up in isolation on the Yorkshire moors and went on to write some of the most enduring novels in English literature -- Charlotte's "Jane Eyre", Emily's "Wuthering Heights" and Anne's "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall". As children, they created epic fantasy worlds to entertain themselves, led by the charismatic Branwell, but when he descended into alcohol and opium abuse, the sisters had to find their own way in a world dominated by strict patriarchal conventions. This initially forced them to disguise their identities by publishing under male pseudonyms.

Fela Kuti TBA Pre-Production

A human rights activist, sexual revolutionary, and political maverick, Fela Kuti was one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. He was the king of Afrobeat, a fusion of jazz, funk, psy… more

A human rights activist, sexual revolutionary, and political maverick, Fela Kuti was one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. He was the king of Afrobeat, a fusion of jazz, funk, psychedelic rock, and Yoruba chants and rhythms. Taking on Nigeria’s rapidly changing and often corrupt government in the 1970s, Fela pushed boundaries in art and life. His legacy as a charismatic visionary continues to inspire the contemporary hip-hop world and generations of artists who believe in the power of music to transform people and cultures.

Company: Focus Features

Toussaint TBA Pre-Production

Haitian revolution hero Toussaint Louverture led one of the few successful slave uprisings in history. The slaves defeated French, Spanish and British armies and established the first independent blac… more

Haitian revolution hero Toussaint Louverture led one of the few successful slave uprisings in history. The slaves defeated French, Spanish and British armies and established the first independent black republic, naming Louverture president for life. He was captured and imprisoned by the French and died a year later.

Company: Louverture Films

What Is Life Worth TBA Pre-Production

The film follows the efforts of Kenneth Feinberg, a powerful Washington lawyer put in charge of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (also known as the 9/11 Fund), who, in almost three years of… more

The film follows the efforts of Kenneth Feinberg, a powerful Washington lawyer put in charge of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (also known as the 9/11 Fund), who, in almost three years of pro bono work on the case, fights off the cynicism, bureaucracy and politics associated with administering government funds. In doing so, he discovers what life is worth.

A Letter From Rosemary ... TBA Pre-Production

The story of Rose Marie “Rosemary” Kennedy, the first-born daughter to Rose Fitzgerald and Joseph Kennedy Sr. After displaying behavioral problems that caused her to fall behind the achievements of he… more

The story of Rose Marie “Rosemary” Kennedy, the first-born daughter to Rose Fitzgerald and Joseph Kennedy Sr. After displaying behavioral problems that caused her to fall behind the achievements of her siblings due to a mental disability that was long kept secret, Joseph Kennedy arranged one of the first prefrontal lobotomies for her when she was 23. The procedure was botched and left her permanently incapacitated.