Ben Cornwell and Yeardley Smith’s Paperclip Limited has signed on to produce the Black List comedy Doppelgangers, with Vine star Logan Paul attached to topline the film in dual roles. Written by Shea Mirzai & Evan Mirzai, Doppelgangers follows a buttoned down professional who creates a personal catastrophe when he convinces his slacker identical twin brother to take his place and dump his girlfriend. Paul will play both brothers.
The Mirzai brothers recently sold their screenplay Ultra to Sony with Will Smith and Overbrook attached to produce, and have made the Black List for the past four years, most recently last year with the action comedy Our Week With Waller. They’ll executive produce through their WonderTwins Entertainment banner
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Logan Paul is a comedian, actor, director and digital creator whose upcoming projects include Legendary Pictures’ The Thinning from director Michael Gallagher, and the Ana Coto and Lexi Atkins-starring Viral, directed by Tim Schechmeister. He also has Airplane Mode, which he co-wrote, and Paramount’s upcoming Baywatch update starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Zac Efron which is due out next year.
The Mirzai brothers are repped by Paradigm, Principato Young Entertainment, and Stone, Genow, Smelkinson, Binder & Christopher. Paul is repped by CAA, Studio71, and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush & Kaller.
Neal Entertainment has secured the exclusive rights to the true story of notorious “bali suitcase” killer Heather Mack, with pre-production in motion on a nonfiction book, documentary, and TV film based on her life. Currently serving a ten-year prison sentence in Indonesia, Mack was convicted along with her boyfriend, Tommy Schaeffer, of killing her mother, Sheila von Weise Mack, while on vacation in Bali in 2014. They were caught after the body was discovered in the trunk of a taxi cab as Mack and her boyfriend attempted to flee the resort island.
The book is being written by New York Times best-selling author Peter Golenbock, along with Diana Roque Ellis, best friends for 30 years with von Weise Mack who has known Heather Mack since her birth. Examining the volatile relationship between mother and daughter, Neal Entertainment is currently in talks with publishers for a book deal. A TV movie, to be executive produced by P&L Media’s Peter Brennan & Lisa Lew along with Roger Neal and Ellis, is planned first with writers already in place. A broadcast partner for the telefilm will be announced in the coming months. Neal, Lew, Brennan and Ellis will also be producing a television documentary special about the case.
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