EXCLUSIVE: Lucy Alibar, co-writer of Beasts Of The Southern Wild, has closed a deal to write her next screenplay for Escape Artists. It is an original idea that is inspired by Alibar’s play, Christmas and Jubilee Behold the Meteor Shower. Alibar co-wrote Beasts Of The Southern Wild with Behn Zeitlin, which is based on her original play Juicy and Delicious. The film won this year’s Sundance’s Narrative Grand Jury prize. Fox Searchlight acquired the film at that festival and screened it tonight and received a rousing response at the Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard.
“This is the first time in many years that I have met such a young, unique and fresh voice and we are very excited to be working with Lucy” said Todd Black from Escape Artists.
Alibar is repped by Gersh and Dan Halsted at Manage-ment.