By Anthony D’Alessandro by way of Deadline Hollywood
DEADLINE HOLLYWOOD EXCLUSIVE: In a aggressive state of affairs,MGMhas secured function rights to Minnie Schedeens brief storyExoplanet.The Old Guard directorGina Prince-Bythewoodis hooked up to helm, andMatt Tolmach(Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Venom, Morbius) and David Manpearl are hooked up to provide for Matt Tolmach Productions. Schedeen will adapt her brief story for the display screen.
The logline is being saved beneath wraps, however we hear its an elevated sci-fi thriller. The challenge reteams Tolmach with MGM, the place hes additionally starting manufacturing on the horror functionDark Harveststarring Casey Likes and Emyri Crutchfield and directed by David Slade.Deadline broke the information on that challenge.
I’m so thrilled to be reuniting once more with Gina Prince-Bythewood. The alternative to work together with her onLove and Basketballwas an unimaginable expertise and to have an opportunity to work together with her once more is massively thrilling, stated Michael De Luca, MGMs Film Group chairman.
We are so comfortable to welcome Gina to the MGM household, together with Minnie, Matt and David, stated Pamela Abdy, MGMs Film Group president.
Prince-Bythewood directed the Netflix Skydance function motion hitThe Old Guardfinal summer time which ranks because the streamers sixth most-watched film with 78 million world households. Her 2000 function directorial debutLove & Basketballgained Best Screenplay on the 2001 Film Independent Spirt Awards. Other function directing credit embraceThe Secret Life of Bees, Beyond the Lightsand the upcoming TriStar function dramaThe Woman Kingstarring Viola Davis and Thuso Mbedu.
Schedeen is repped by UTA and Grandview. Prince-Bythewood is represented by CAA, 3 Arts Entertainment and Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein & Lezcano. Tolmach was represented within the deal by UTA and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush, Kaller & Gellman L.L.P. Camilla Grove will oversee the movie for Matt Tolmach Productions.