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The Beach Boys deserve their own biopic, a la The Doors, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles or Jerry Lee Lewis. Years ago, the California pop-music pioneers were progressing on a deal that would have brought their story to the silver screen . but plans stalled. Now, a new screenwriter has been hired, getting the Beach Boys biopic bouncing once again. WGA nominee Deirdre O.Connor has been hired by Fox 2000 to pen a fresh treatment on the Beach Boys. story, according to Deadline. The screenwriter, who worked on Lifetime.s Five project as well as the TV series The Electric Company, will work in conjunction with Beach Boys biopic director Michael Sucsy to refine their approach to the project and keep it on track. The trade site says that O.Connor will take a different approach from the one Susannah Grant pitched to Fox 2000 back in 2010 . a pitch that earned Grant a »
The story follows a mismatched team of treasure hunters searching for treasure and the fabled fountain of youth. Andrew Sugerman will produce the film which will shoot entirely in the South China Sea. [Source: Screen Daily]
The story follows a guy who gets dumped before his wedding and takes his best man on the unrefundable honeymoon his ex-fiance planned. [Source: Deadline]
Beach Boys Musical
Deirdre O’Connor has been tapped to write the screenplay for Fox 2000‘s original movie musical which will incorporate the Beach Boys music catalog.
O’Connor is penning a new take on the film that's said to be different from Susannah Grant's original pitch, »
- Garth Franklin
Exclusive: Deirdre O’Connor has been tapped to write the screenplay for Fox 2000‘s movie musical revolving around the catalog of the Beach Boys. O’Connor, who was nominated for a WGA Award for her work on Lifetime’s Five project, has penned a new take on the pic working closely with director Michael Sucsy. There’s not many details on the new version, but I understand O’Connor’s script is different from the Susannah Grant pitch Fox 2000 paid north of $2 million for in October 2010. That logline had the music serving as a backdrop to an original narrative, a la superhit Mamma Mia! The pitch then: “The story takes place in Southern California over a summer in the ’60s. It’s inspired by the sounds of the Beach Boys music and the beach culture of that time.” Craig Zadan, Neil Meron and John Stamos are still producing, having teamed »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
— There's plenty to like about The Sessions: iron lung sex, John Hawkes, William H. Macy, "a reminder that we must be kind to one another." Director Ben Lewin is already set on his next project, as reported by the Playlist. He'll be remaking the 2004 South Korean film A Moment to Remember about a couple struggling through the effects of Alzheimer's disease. The movie was actually based on Japanese television drama Pure Soul, and last we heard about the remake was 2008 when Erin Brockovich writer Susannah Grant was attached to the project. THR doesn't indicate if that's still the case, but Lewin did tackle his own screenplay for The Sessions, so things may have changed. The biggest news, however, is that rom-com darling Katherine Heigl has...
- Alison Nastasi
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