Emmett/Furla Films has come aboard to produce and finance the comedy Rule #1, which Reese Witherspoon is producing via her Type A Films. She also is in negotiations to star in the film, which Brad Epstein of Panther Films also will produce. Frozen River helmer Courtney Hunt is directing a script by Terrel Seltzer (One Fine Day). The film centers on a woman (Witherspoon) trying to cope with OCD who takes in an unpredictable young woman with a newborn baby in an effort to face her anxieties and ultimately get her estranged husband back.
In September, Randall Emmett and George Furla’s company announced a $250 million film financing fund with Envision Entertainment. The outfit is in preproduction on Broken City with Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe and Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Frozen Ground starring John Cusack, Nicholas Cage and Vanessa Hudgens. It also has several movies in post including Stephen Frears’ Lay The Favorite, and its most recent release was Conan The Barbarian. Both Emmett/Furla and Witherspoon are repped by CAA.