The script originally sold in a seven-figure spec deal to Warner Bros, when it appeared that Leonardo DiCaprio was interested in starring. The studio put J Blakeson on the project, but the deal had a quick trigger and the rights reverted back to the screenwriter, who then got the job of adapting The Devil In The White City for Warner Bros. That’s being crafted for DiCaprio to play serial killer Dr. HH Holmes, with DiCaprio and Appian Way partner Jennifer Killoran and Double Feature partners Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher.
Moore is repped by CAA and managed by Tom Drumm of The Safran Company. His attorney is Fred Toczek. CAA put the financing together and will rep distribution rights. Attorney Alan Wertheimer repped the producers and Schwarzman for Black Bear.
Black Bear launched early last year, and is a producer of Broken City, the Allen Hughes-directed drama that stars Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe and Catherine Zeta-Jones, with Emmett/Furla financing and Fox distributing. Black Bear also produced the Ramin Bahrani-directed At Any Price with Dennis Quaid and Zac Efron, with Sony Pictures Classics releasing; Adult Childen Of Divorce, the comedy that stars Adam Scott, Richard Jenkins, Amy Poehler, Jessica Alba and Jane Lynch; and All Is Lost, the survival tale written and directed by Margin Call‘s J.C. Chandor, with Robert Redford starring.
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