The studio has bought Ewen’s spec script and hired Matt Lieberman to pen a rewrite. The story, which was developed at Broken Road, revolves around a group of rugged wildfire fighters who meet their match when they rescue a trio of rambunctious children.
Executive VP Matt Dines is overseeing “Playing With Fire” for Paramount.
Paramount Pictures launched Paramount Players in June, with veteran producer and executive Brian Robbins in charge. Robbins is working with Viacom’s Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, and Bet to generate projects, while the new division focuses on contemporary properties.
In October, Paramount Players acquired rights and set a Jan. 4, 2019, release date to the psychological horror movie “Eli” — its first film to go into production. It also tapped Taraji P. Henson to star in “[link