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Script Sales: February 20, 2009

Date:February 20, 2009
Logline:Story centers on the obscenity trial over Allen Ginsberg's poem, as well as an animated reimagining of the poem itself.
Writer:Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
Production Company:Werc Werk Works, Telling Pictures
Producer:Elizabeth Redleaf, Christine Walker, Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman, Gus Van Sant
More:James Franco attached to star. Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman attached to direct.
Title:Dead Spy Running
Date:February 20, 2009
Logline:Origin story of a newly trained spy in a tone that mixes the grittiness of "The Bourne Identity" with the wittiness of John Le Carre's oeuvre.
Writer:Jon Stock, Stephen Gaghan
Genre:Action, Adventure
Saletype:Novel, Adaptation
Studio:Warner Bros.
Production Company:Wonderland Sound and Vision
Producer:McG, Jeanne Allgood
Agent:William Morris Agency (WMA)
More:Gaghan to adapt Stock's novel. McG attached to direct.
Title:We Bought a Zoo
Date:February 20, 2009
Logline:True account of how Benjamin Mee and his family used their life savings to buy a dilapidated zoo, replete with 200 exotic animals facing destruction, in the English countryside. Mee, along with his children, had to balance caring for his wife, who was dying of brain cancer, with dealing with escaped tigers, raising endangered animals, working with an eclectic skeleton crew and readying the zoo for a reopening.
Writer:Benjamin Mee
Studio:20th Century Fox
Executive Overseeing:John Fox (20th Century Fox)
Producer:Julie Yorn, Marc Gordon
Title:Old Timers
Date:February 20, 2009
Logline:Story of two sixtysomething cons who have one final night to do everything they've wanted and reunite their gang before one of them meets his demise.
Writer:Noah Haidle
Genre:Drama, Crime
Production Company:Sidney Kimmel Entertainment
Agent:United Talent Agency (UTA)
Title:Five Killers
Date:Thursday, February 19, 2009
Logline:Story kicks off when a woman meets the man of her dreams while on vacation. Married bliss is turned upside down when they discover that their neighbors may be assassins hired to kill them.
Studio:Lionsgate Films
Production Company:Katalyst Films
Producer:Scott Aversano, Jason Goldberg, Mike Karz, Josie Rosen, Christopher Pratt, Chad Marting
More:Katherine Heigl, Ashton Kutcher attached to star. Robert Luketic attached to direct.
Date:Thursday, February 19, 2009
Logline:Story centers on Evelyn Salt, a CIA officer who is fingered as a Russian sleeper spy. She eludes capture by superiors who are convinced she is out to assassinate the president. While trying to reunite with her family, she struggles to prove someone else is the traitor.
Studio:Columbia Pictures
Producer:Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, Sunil Perkash, Ric Kidney, Mark Vahradian
More:Liev Schreiber, Angelina Jolie attached to star. Phillip Noyce attached to direct.
Title:Article II
Date:Thursday, February 19, 2009
Logline:Story about two friends who become bitter rivals for the presidential election, which is won by computer fraud.
Writer:Charles McCarry, David Koepp
Saletype:Novel, Adaptation
Production Company:Pariah Pictures
Producer:Gavin Palone
More:Koepp to adapt McCarry's novel "Shelley's Heart.
Title:Billionaire's Vinegar
Date:Thursday, February 19, 2009
Logline:Story about a scandal that erupted when an auctioned cache of wine purported to have been culled from the stocks of Thomas Jefferson were deemed fakes by some.
Writer:Benjamin Wallace, David Koepp, John Kamps
Saletype:Novel, Adaptation
Studio:Columbia Pictures
Production Company:Escape Artists, Overbrook Entertainment
Producer:James Lassiter, Will Smith, Ken Stovitz, Todd Black, Steve Tisch, Jason Blumenthal
More:David Koepp attached to direct. Koepp and Kamps to adapt Wallace's novel.
Title:The Blindside
Date:Thursday, February 19, 2009
Logline:True story of football player Michael Oher, who is projected to be one of the first players selected in this year's NFL draft.
Writer:Michael Lewis, John Lee Hancock
Genre:Drama, Comedy, Sports
Saletype:Script, Novel, Adaptation
Production Company:Alcon Entertainment
Producer:Gil Netter, Broderick Johnson, Andrew Kosove, Molly Smith, Erwin Stoff, Tim Bourne
Agent:Creative Artists Agency (CAA)
More:Sandra Bullock attached to star. John Lee Hancock attached to direct. Hancock adapted Lewis' novel.

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