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Kerry Washington is in final talks to star in and produce the movie drama “The Perfect Mother” for Sony’s TriStar division.
The studio has preemptively acquired movie rights to Aimee Molloy’s debut novel, which recently sold in a huge deal to HarperCollins for more than $1 million. Amy Pascal is also producing with Rachel O’Connor.
The story centers on members of a mommy-and-me group swinging into action to investigate the kidnapping of one of their babies — but things aren’t exactly what they seem. Through the process of discovering the truth, damaging secrets are revealed, marriages are tested, and friendships are created and destroyed.
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- Dave McNary
Exclusive: TriStar has preemptively acquired rights to The Perfect Mother, a thriller novel by Aimee Molloy that just sold in a seven-figure HarperCollins publishing deal. Kerry Washington is attached to star in the film, and also produce through her Simpson Street banner. She will join lead producer Amy Pascal, who got in there early on this. TriStar president Hannah Minghella will oversee with Nicole Brown. The novel revolves around a Brooklyn group called May Mothers… »
Updated: Sony Pictures Entertainment Chairman and CEO Michael Lynton announced Friday that he is stepping down from the entertainment conglomerate to focus his attention on his chairmanship of Snapchat, the social media company in which he has a major investment.
Lynton is leaving his post atop the conglomerate’s motion picture, television and music units but will remain on as co-ceo for six months to help lead a search for his replacement. The announcement of the departure said Sony Corporation CEO Kazuo Hirai will focus with Lynton on the search for a new leader, with the Japanese businessman taking on a much higher profile in the operation, including the opening of a second office for him on the Culver City lot.
- James Rainey
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