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Hillbilly Elegy TBA Pre-Production

Raised poor in the Rust Belt city of Middletown, OH, and the Appalachian town o… more

Raised poor in the Rust Belt city of Middletown, OH, and the Appalachian town of Jackson, KY, J.D. Vance grows up among the working-class "hillbillies." After enlisting in the Marine Corps and serving in Iraq, Vance graduates from the Ohio State University and Yale Law School. He becomes a successful venture capitalist, contributes to the National Review and joins CNN as a political contributor.

A Letter From Rosemary ... TBA Pre-Production

The story of Rose Marie “Rosemary” Kennedy, the first-born daughter to Rose Fitz… 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.

Signal Hill TBA Pre-Production

Story of the landmark Signal Hill police brutality case in 1981 with Anthony Mac… more

Story of the landmark Signal Hill police brutality case in 1981 with Anthony Mackie playing attorney Johnnie Cochran.

Company: The Firm

Respect 2020 Pre-Production

Aretha Franklin begins her career as a child singing gospel at the church of he… 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.

Reagan 2019 Pre-Production

The story of Ronald Reagan's life from boyhood to Hollywood actor to leader of t… more

The story of Ronald Reagan's life from boyhood to Hollywood actor to leader of the free world.

Company: Rawhide Pictures

Sexual Healing TBA Pre-Production

The movie chronicles late Motown legend Marvin Gaye's self-imposed exile in Euro… 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.

Banking on Mr. Toad TBA Pre-Production

Follows "Wind in the Willows" author Kenneth Grahame, Elsie, and their young so… more

Follows "Wind in the Willows" author Kenneth Grahame, Elsie, and their young son Alastair, who struggled with health problems, many of which could not be properly treated at the time. The family’s troubles are eased by the “Wind in the Willows” and its success.

Dusty Springfield TBA Pre-Production

Born in London as Mary O'Brien in 1939, Springfield became the finest white soul… more

Born in London as Mary O'Brien in 1939, Springfield became the finest white soul singer of her era, scoring such hits as "I Only Want to Be With You" and "I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself." In 1969, Springfield released what is widely considered her masterpiece, "Dusty in Memphis," an album that yielded the classic "Son of a Preacher Man" but was a commercial failure. The singer battled substance abuse and a decline in artistic fortunes that ended only when she dueted with the Pet Shop Boys for 1990's "What Have I Done to Deserve This?" She died in 1999 at age 59 after a long battle with cancer.

Company: Number 9 Films

Fela Kuti TBA Pre-Production

A human rights activist, sexual revolutionary, and political maverick, Fela Kuti… 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

Bronte TBA Pre-Production

The biopic will follow the Bronte sisters and their brother Branwell who grew up… 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.

Fleming TBA Pre-Production

True story of the creator and writer of the James Bond franchise, and his own li… more

True story of the creator and writer of the James Bond franchise, and his own life experiences with womanizing and spying.

Inferno: A Linda Lovela... TBA Pre-Production

Lindsay Lohan will star in "Inferno", an independent film about 1970s porn star… more

Lindsay Lohan will star in "Inferno", an independent film about 1970s porn star Linda Lovelace, who shot to fame with the 1972 movie "Deep Throat". Bill Pullman will portray Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner in the period drama.

Company: Muse Productions
Location: US - Louisiana

Lamborghini — The Legend TBA Pre-Production

The story will center on Ferruccio Lamborghini's life and work, from manufacturi… more

The story will center on Ferruccio Lamborghini's life and work, from manufacturing tractors to creating military vehicles during World War II and then on to designing and building the Lamborghini cars that ultimately defined his legacy.

Company: AMBI Media Group

Love Is a Gun TBA Pre-Production

Story of notorious Depression-era criminal duo and lovers, Bonnie Parker and Cly… more

Story of notorious Depression-era criminal duo and lovers, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow.

Monty Clift TBA Pre-Production

A method actor who refuses to put his private life on display, Montgomery Clift… 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

Nice Guy Phil TBA Pre-Production

The story of the late comedian Phil Hartman (Jingle All the Way, Sinbad), who wa… more

The story of the late comedian Phil Hartman (Jingle All the Way, Sinbad), who was murdered by his wife hours before she killed herself in May 1998. Hartman is best known for his eight seasons on “Saturday Night Live” as a cast member, beginning in 1986.

Company: Telefilm Canada

Untitled John Belushi P... TBA Pre-Production

A biopic about the "Saturday Night Live" cast member and film star who died of a… more

A biopic about the "Saturday Night Live" cast member and film star who died of a drug overdose in 1982 at age 33.

Untitled Kit Lambert Pr... TBA Pre-Production

Kit Lambert discovers the rock band The Who while he is trying to make a film ab… more

Kit Lambert discovers the rock band The Who while he is trying to make a film about the band, known then as the High Numbers. Instead, he decides to manage the band and to launch their musical career, and with Chris Stamp -- brother of Terence Stamp -- Lambert pushes Townshend to take The Who into more experimental avenues. The result is the seminal rock opera album "Tommy," which later becomes a Ken Russell film. Lambert also works with Jimi Hendrix and other artists, and is as known for self-destruction as they are.

A First Class Man TBA Pre-Production

A self-taught Indian math child prodigy and mystic Ramanujan corresponds with Br… more

A self-taught Indian math child prodigy and mystic Ramanujan corresponds with British mathematician and atheist G.H. Hardy, who is struck by the Indian's genius and invites him to work in Cambridge.