EXCLUSIVE: Entertainment 360 and Pascal Pictures are partnering to produce a movie that casts a withering look at the dangerous toxins that are part of the plastics industry’s mass production of sippy cups, baby bottles, teflon pans and other household products. They’ve acquired Mariah Blake’s upcoming book Teflon, as well as two additional articles by the watchdog journalist: the Huffington Post article “Welcome to Beautiful Parkersburg, West Virginia: Home of the Largest Cover-up in Corporate History,” and the MotherJones.com exposé “The Scary New Evidence on BPA-Free Plastics.” Vanessa Taylor, the former Game Of Thrones co-exec producer and Divergent scribe, will write the script.
Entertainment 360 brought the source material to Sony-based producer Pascal, who acquired the underlying rights. Rachel O’Connor will produce with Pascal for Pascal Pictures. ICM Partners and Larry Weissman Literary represented the book. ICM Partners and Management 360 rep Taylor.
The film focuses on how the plastics industry covered up the toxic side-effects of common household items, placing profits over public safety by burying concerns over the better living through chemistry attitude that permeates the culture.
This is the second partnership between Entertainment 360 and Pascal Pictures; they are teamed on an adaptation of the Zoe Quinn memoir Crash Override: How To Save The Internet From Itself.