‘Blurred Lines’ Stunner Emily Ratajkowski Lands Lead Opposite Zac Efron In ‘We Are Your Friends’

Clients Max Joseph and Meaghan Oppenheimer’s “We Are Your Friends,” adds Emily Ratajkowski (“Blurred Lines” video and “Gone Girl”) to star opposite Zac Efron. Both Max Joseph and Meaghan Oppenheimer wrote the Working Title feature with Max set to direct. by Mike Fleming Jr July 31, 2014 10:47am Emily Ratajkowski, the model who parlayed a risque appearance in Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” video into a GQ cover stamping her the next big thing, and a lead role opposite Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike in David Fincher’s Gone Girl, will star alongside Zac Efron in We Are Your Friends, a film that will be directed by Max Joseph, co-star of MTV’s Catfish series. Joseph makes his directing debut on a script he wrote with Meaghan Oppenheimer from a story by Richard Silverman. Working Title Films partners Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will produce. Studio Canal is financing, and at this point the company is hanging on to domestic rights. Silverman is exec producer. Efron and Ratajkowski are set and Insurgent‘s Jonny Weston, Shiloh Fernandez and Alex Shaffer are also in various stages of negotiations for a film that starts shooting August 18 in the San Fernando Valley. The film is a … Read More

Adam‘Blurred Lines’ Stunner Emily Ratajkowski Lands Lead Opposite Zac Efron In ‘We Are Your Friends’

Winning Combo: Miranda Lambert And Trey Fanjoy Plan Feature ‘Something In The Water’

Client Cindy McCreery teams up with country music video director Trey Fanjoy and country music star Miranda Lambert on the female comedy script “Something In The Water” by Anita Busch July 30, 2014 8:44am Country music star Miranda Lambert is collaborating on the female comedy script Something In The Water penned by celebrated country music video director Trey Fanjoy and screenwriter Cindy McCreery. The strong female-led project is a multi-generational ensemble piece set in the heartland; Lambert would take on one of the roles in the romp about five women challenging their men in a bass fishing competition. The project, which Fanjoy also hopes to direct, is said be in the vein of Bridesmaids meets Steel Magnolias. Lambert and Fanjoy have long collaborated. In fact, for about a decade. Fanjoy directed Lambert’s first music video for the singer’s first single and has, subsequently, helmed the country artist’s videos on her game-changing hits — “Kerosene,” “The House That Built Me,” “Fastest Girl In Town,” “Over You,” “Mama’s Broken Heart” and the singer’s most recent hit video “Somethin’ Bad” with Carrie Underwood (which has been viewed over 10 million times since bowing last month and has pulled record-breaking view numbers for Viacom … Read More

AdamWinning Combo: Miranda Lambert And Trey Fanjoy Plan Feature ‘Something In The Water’

Warner Bros. Nabs ‘TauTona’ Pitch From Team Behind ‘The Signal’ (Exclusive)

The project chronicles a dangerous rescue operation at the world’s deepest gold mine in South Africa that turns into something much bigger when an ancient lost city is discovered. 2:58 PM PDT 7/28/2014 by Tatiana Siegel Warner Bros. is in negotiations to acquire a pitch from the team behind Focus Features’ sci-fi thriller The Signal. Titled TauTona, the project chronicles a dangerous rescue operation at the world’s deepest gold mine in South Africa that turns into something much bigger when an ancient lost city is discovered. William Eubank, Carlyle Eubank and David Frigerio are writing. William Eubank is attached to direct the thriller with a sci-fi twist. TauTona is a real-life mine. At nearly 2.5 miles deep, it is one of the deepest on Earth. The Eubank brothers and Frigerio teamed for the July 17 release The Signal, which stars Laurence Fishburne. That film revolves around three friends drawn to an isolated area by a computer genius who find themselves in a waking nightmare. Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, who produced The Signal, is producing TauTona. Drew Crevello and Julia Spiro are overseeing for the studio. The Eubank brothers are repped by CAA, Anonymous Content and attorney Greg Slewett. Frigerio is handled by Paradigm and Underground’s Trevor Engleson.

AdamWarner Bros. Nabs ‘TauTona’ Pitch From Team Behind ‘The Signal’ (Exclusive)

Former UTA Agent Steven Fisher Joins Underground As Manager

BY JEN YAMATO | Wednesday July 23, 2014 EXCLUSIVE: Former UTA and ICM talent agentSteven Fisher has joined management and production company Underground as a manager. Fisher exited UTA last month after working out of the agency’s NYC office for three years. Before that he was at ICM for seven years. Fisher’s making the move cross-country with his family to L.A., where he’ll work with Underground’s Trevor Engelson, Evan Silverberg, Chris Dennis, and Josh Turner McGuire while Noah Rothman works out of Underground’s NYC offices. “I wanted to get back to L.A. and roll up my sleeves, and most of my clients are writer-performers in L.A.,” said Fisher. He joins Underground with clients Desi Lydic (MTV’s Awkward), Jamey Sheridan (Homeland), John Phillips (Pittsburgh Heat, Dirty Grandpa), Liz Carey (Chelsea Lately, Walk Of Shame), Mike Zegen (Frances Ha, Boardwalk Empire, Girls), Miles Fisher (Bad Advice, J. Edgar, Final Destination 5), Rus Blackwell (Banshee), and Jessie Ennis (G.B.F., Shards).   Underground is gearing up production on the Untitled Diplo Project for Fox, to be directed by David Katzenberg. It also has Universal/Blumhouse pic Incarnate hitting screens next year. Underground recently set up John Singleton-helmed Snowfall at Showtime and Nicholas Osborne-scripted Conquistadors at FX. “We couldn’t be happier about Steve joining our Underground family,” Engelson said. “He’s a … Read More

AdamFormer UTA Agent Steven Fisher Joins Underground As Manager

Mikaela Hoover Dishes on James Gunn, Guardians of the Galaxy, Zombie Basement & More

By Leila Falls, EnStars on Jul 22, 2014 04:14 PM EDT “What’s your favorite scary movie?” That haunting phrase from Scream is the beginning of actress Mikaela Hoover’s usual shower recital–instead of singing karaoke hits while shampooing her hair, she quotes lines from the legendary horror flick that happens to be her all-time favorite. The quirky actress, 30, caught the attention of Guardians of the Galaxy director and writer James Gunn when she couldn’t remember her lines and had to improvise at the audition–revealing her natural goofiness. “He’s one of my best friends now and it wouldn’t have happened if it wasn’t for improv,” Hoover told Enstars over the phone last week. “[Improv] makes things more authentic, gives more energy!” After Hoover took an improv class at the Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles, she realized how much the spontaneous skill shines in comedy. During her roles on Happy Endings and The League, she remembered the funniest moments were created almost magically when the comedians and actors just improvised. The set of the CBS comedy, How I Met Your Mother, was one of Hoover’s favorites–she was that kooky baby-talking girl on season six who seduced an ice-cream-scarfing Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) … Read More

AdamMikaela Hoover Dishes on James Gunn, Guardians of the Galaxy, Zombie Basement & More

Mikaela Hoover Dishes on James Gunn, Guardians of the Galaxy, Zombie Basement & More

From comedy roles to her love for Scream, actress Mikaela Hoover shares her Hollywood experience   What’s your favorite scary movie?” That haunting phrase from Scream is the beginning of actress Mikaela Hoover’s usual shower recital–instead of singing karaoke hits while shampooing her hair, she quotes lines from the legendary horror flick that happens to be her all-time favorite. The quirky actress, 30, caught the attention of Guardians of the Galaxy director and writer James Gunn when she couldn’t remember her lines and had to improvise at the audition–revealing her natural goofiness. “He’s one of my best friends now and it wouldn’t have happened if it wasn’t for improv,” Hoover told Enstars over the phone last week. “[Improv] makes things more authentic, gives more energy!” After Hoover took an improv class at the Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles, she realized how much the spontaneous skill shines in comedy. During her roles on Happy Endings and The League, she remembered the funniest moments were created almost magically when the comedians and actors just improvised. The set of the CBS comedy, How I Met Your Mother, was one of Hoover’s favorites–she was that kooky baby-talking girl on season six who seduced an … Read More

AdamMikaela Hoover Dishes on James Gunn, Guardians of the Galaxy, Zombie Basement & More

Client John Pollono set to adapt the script for “Stronger,” the story of Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman, who lost both legs in the attack. The project has been set up with Mandeville Films principals Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman along with Scott Silver

Dave McNary Film Reporter@Variety_DMcNary Lionsgate has launched development of “Stronger,” the story of Boston Marathon bombing survivorJeff Bauman, who lost both legs in the attack. The project has been set up with Mandeville Films principals Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman along with Scott Silver, while Peter McGuigan will exec produce. Lieberman and Hoberman produced “The Fighter,” which Silver wrote. “Stronger” is based on the book by Bauman and Bret Witter and details the aftermath of the 2013 attack at the marathon finish line, where Bauman had been cheering for his girlfriend. A photo of Bauman moments after the blast remains one of the best-known images from the tragedy, which killed three and injured more than 260.   When Bauman awoke the next day after surgeries and realized he could not speak, he asked for a pad and paper and wrote, “Saw the guy. Looked right at me,” setting off a massive manhunt. The book, published in April, also describes Bauman’s attempts to walk again and face his new circumstances with grace as he transformed from an aimless deli counter worker to a man driven with ambition and full of love. “I saw the bomber,” Bauman wrote. “He took my legs, but he didn’t break me.  … Read More

AdamClient John Pollono set to adapt the script for “Stronger,” the story of Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman, who lost both legs in the attack. The project has been set up with Mandeville Films principals Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman along with Scott Silver

Client Michael Doneger’s THE ESCORT, casts Lyndsy Fonseca (KICK-ASS and CW’s NIKITA). Doneger wrote and stars as well.

By JEN YAMATO | Tuesday July 1, 2014 | DEADLINE EXCLUSIVE: Romantic comedy The Escort has found its lead in Lyndsy Fonseca, the Kick-Ass actress who’s coming off a four-season run on The CW’s Nikita. Pic tracks a sex-obsessed journalist (Michael Doneger) who throws himself into the world of high class escorts when he starts following a Stanford-educated prostitute. Will Slocombe (Cold Turkey, Crime Fiction) is directing from a script by Doneger and Brandon A. Cohen, with Doneger, Bruce Campbell, Tommy Dewey, Rumer Willis, Rachel Resheff, and Sonya Walger rounding out the cast. Filming on the Cloverhill Pictures production is underway in LA. Blake Goza is producing and Tyler Konney is executive producer on the project. Taylor & Dodge is repping the film worldwide. Fonseca, who also played Daughter on CBS’s hit sitcom How I Met Your Mother, is repped by ICM Partners and Management 360. Doneger is repped by APA, Underground, and Lev Ginsburg. Willis is repped by APA, Untitled, and attorney Bianca Levin. Campbell is repped by APA and attorney Bill Jacobson. Resheff is repped by APA and Industry Entertainment.    

AdamClient Michael Doneger’s THE ESCORT, casts Lyndsy Fonseca (KICK-ASS and CW’s NIKITA). Doneger wrote and stars as well.