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Script Sales: February 27, 2009

Title:Damn Yankees
Date:February 27, 2009
Logline:Story of Joe Boyd, a happily married middle-aged man whose devotion to a hapless pro baseball team prompts him to make a Faustian bargain with the devil to help the team. He's transformed into slugger Joe Hardy, in exchange for Boyd's soul. Boyd can break the deal, but the deadline occurs during the World Series. For good measure, the devil engages Lola, a gorgeous lost soul, to seduce the slugger and seal his fate.
Writer:Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel
Genre:Drama, Comedy, Musical
Saletype:Play, Adaptation
Studio:New Line Cinema
Executive Overseeing:Toby Emmerich (New Line)
Producer:Craig Zadan, Neil Meron
Details:Jim Carrey, Jake Gyllenhaal attached to star. Ganz and Mandel to adapt the classical musical.
Title:The B Team
Date:February 27, 2009
Logline:Project is described as a buddy action comedy involving two cops.
Writer:Chris Henchy, Adam McKay
Studio:Columbia Pictures
Executive Overseeing:Matt Tolmach (Columbia)
Production Company:Gary Sanchez Productions, Mosaic Media
Agent:Endeavor, Creative Artists Agency (CAA)
Details:Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg attached to star. Adam McKay attached to direct.
Title:The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Date:February 27, 2009
Logline:Story of the fantasy world of Narnia.
Writer:C.S. Lewis, Richard LaGravanese, Michael Petroni
Genre:Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Saletype:Script, Rewrite, Novel, Adaptation
Studio:Fox 2000
Production Company:Walden Media
Producer:Mark Johnson
Details:Petroni to rewrite LaGravanese's adaptation of Lewis' novel.
Title:Cool School
Date:February 27, 2009
Logline:Story about a group of ad execs who are mentored by high schoolers so the execs can be on the pulse of youth culture.
Genre:Comedy, Teen
Production Company:Dos Tontos
Producer:Kent Alterman, Michael Aguilar
Title:Dandy in the Underworld
Date:February 27, 2009
Logline:Life story of Sebastian Horsley, which includes his extravagant use of drugs and prostitutes.
Writer:Sebastian Horsley
Genre:Drama, Biography
Production Company:Sprout Films
Producer:Stephen Fry, Gina Carter
Date:February 27, 2009
Logline:Story about a man recently released from a 12-year jail term for killing his wife, who must decide whether to try to reconcile with his family or take revenge on those who turned him in.
Writer:Kim Fupz Aakeson
Genre:Dark Comedy
Production Company:Paradox
Producer:Finn Gjerdrum, Stein B. Kvae
Details:Hans Petter Moland attached to direct. Stellan Skarsgard attached to star.
Title:Banker to the Poor
Date:February 27, 2009
Logline:Story of Nobel prize-winner Muhammad Yunus who devised the system of microcredit loans for the poor.
Writer:Muhammad Yunus, Marco Amenta, Sergio Donati
Saletype:Novel, Adaptation
Production Company:Eurofilm, Pandora Film
Producer:Marco Amenta, Muhammad Yunus
Details:Marco Amenta attached to direct. Amenta and Donati to adapt Yunus' novel.
Title:Aphrodite IX
Date:February 27, 2009
Logline:Story of a cyborg assassin who achieves self-awareness and begins searching for her origins.
Genre:Sci-Fi, Drama
Production Company:Threshold Entertainment, Platinum Studios, Top Cow Productions, Greenberg Group
Producer:Larry Kasanoff, Scott Mitchell Rosenberg, Marc Silvestri, Randy Greenberg, Matt Hawkins, Rich Marincic
Title:Mars Needs Moms
Date:February 27, 2009
Logline:Story of a boy named Milo who stows away aboard a spaceship to rescue his mom after she was kidnapped by aliens.
Writer:Berkeley Breathed, Simon Wells, Wendy Wells
Genre:Family, Sci-Fi, Animation
Saletype:Script, Novel, Adaptation
Studio:Walt Disney Pictures
Producer:Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke, Steve Starkey, Steven J. Boyd
Details:Seth Green, Mindy Sterling, Dan Fogler and Joan Cusak attached to star. Wells and Wells adapted Breathed's novel. Simon Wells attached to direct.
Title:Undefeated: The Rocky Marciano Story
Date:February 27, 2009
Logline:Story about undefeated boxing champion Rocky Marciano.
Writer:Teri Apple
Production Company:M.E.G.A. Films
Producer:Morris S. Levy
Details:Mikael Salomon attached to direct.
Title:The Perfect Moment
Date:February 27, 2009
Logline:Story of iconic photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.
Writer:Ondi Timoner
Production Company:Interloper Films, Boston Diva Productions
Producer:Eliza Dushku
Details:Ondi Timoner attached to direct.
Date:February 27, 2009
Logline:Story about Robin of Loxley in an original story that hews close to historical facts of the period. Abandoned as a child, he finds community with the common people of Nottingham. Robin's abandonment and trust issues hamper his ability to fall in love. He meets his match in Marian, a strong, independent woman.
Writer:Ethan Reiff, Cyrus Voris, Brian Helgeland
Genre:Adventure, Romance, Period
Saletype:Script, Rewrite
Production Company:Imagine Entertainment, Scott Free Productions
Producer:Brian Grazer, Ridley Scott
Details:Cate Blanchett, Russell Crowe attached to star. Ridley Scott attached to direct. Helgeland rewrote Reiff and Voris' draft.
Date:February 27, 2009
Logline:Story of a boozy playboy whose plan to marry into a moneyed family goes awry when he falls in love with a working class gal.
Writer:Peter Baynham
Studio:Warner Bros.
Production Company:BenderSpink
Producer:Larry Brezner, Chris Bender, JC Spink
Agent:United Talent Agency (UTA)
Details:Project is a remake of the 1981 comedy. Russell Brand attached to star.
Title:Untitled Civil War Project
Date:February 27, 2009
Logline:Story of a civil war re-enacter, someone who is obsessive about historical precision . stitch count in a coat, buttons from the period, proper speech, etc. He and three other guys (two fellow re-enacters and an African-American professor of history who is protesting the event) are accidentally transported back in time and awaken in the actual civil war. Once there, they have find there way home without altering history or permanently breaking America in half.
Writer:Ed Helm, Jake Fleisher
Genre:Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Comedy
Studio:Warner Bros.
Production Company:Carousel
Producer:Ed Helms, Steve Carell, Vance Degeneres, Charles Hartsock
Agent:Creative Artists Agency (CAA)
Manager:Principato Young
Details:Ed Helms attached to star.
Title:Dead of Night
Date:February 27, 2009
Logline:Story of a private investigator who stumbles onto the world of the undead.
Writer:Joshua Oppenheimer, Thomas Dean Donnelly
Saletype:Script, Comic , Adaptation
Production Company:Hyde Park Group, Platinum Studios
Producer:Gilbert Adler, Scott Mitchell Rosenberg, Ashok Amritraj
Details:Brandon Routh attached to star. Project is an adaptation of the comic book series "Dylan Dog." Kevin Munroe attached to direct.

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