EXCLUSIVE: The pre-holiday spec script market continues to hop. Tooley Productions just closed on Mary, a spec script by The Shallows scribe Anthony Jaswinski. It’s a supernatural thriller in which a struggling family buys an old ship at auction with high hopes of starting a charter business, only to discover her horrifying secrets on the isolated open waters. Tooley Productions won in a competitive bidding situation with multiple suitors in the mix. Tooley Productions CEO Tucker Tooley is producing along with Scott Lambert and Alexandra Milchan.
Paradigm reps Jaswinski with Circle of Confusion and Lichter Grossman. Besides the just-opened shark tale The Shallows, Jaswinski previously wrote the Olly Blackburn-directed Kristy, and the Brad Anderson-directed Vanishing On 7th Street. He is currently developing a pilot based on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Lifetime, and he is writing the film Variant for Warner Bros.