EXCLUSIVE: The spec script Princesses is closing in on a six-figure deal with Pascal Productions’ Amy Pascal and Rachel O’Connor, and Grey Matter Productions’ Lawrence Grey. Spec, which got a lot of interest around town, is written by Nir Paniry and Heidi Sherman Grey did a rewrite. The film’s premise is likened to The Avengers, with all the classic princesses as the heroines.
Paniry is repped by Paradigm, Good-Fear Management and attorney Jeff Frankel, while Sherman Grey is repped by attorney Jamie Feldman. The project started through Grey Matter’s writer’s lab, which puts scripts through a rigorous development process before they are set up, as happened with Section 6, Winter’s Knight and Infinite Horizon.
Paradigm brokered the deal, its 13th spec of the year.
Pascal just bought the Laura Dave novel Hello Sunshine that the author will adapt with Spotlight scribe Josh Singer. She’s also producing the Liz Hannah spec script The Post that Fox/Amblin is prepping, with Steven Spielberg directing the Pentagon Papers drama starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep. Pascal is separately producing Spider-Man: Homecoming and the Aaron Sorkin-directed Molly’s Game.
Grey most recently produced the genre hit Lights Out and exec produced Last Vegas.