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The story follows Joe and Ben Weider, dirt-poor sons of Jewish immigrants who grew up to become owners of an international health and fitness empire.
Joe created the Mr. Olympia competition and mentored Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ben co-founded the International Federation of BodyBuilding.
Steve Lee Jones will produce.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Brad Furman has signed on to write and direct the upcoming biopic titled Bigger.
The film will tell the true story of Ben Weider and Joe Weider, who created the Mr. Olympia competition and co-founded the International Federation of BodyBuilding in 1946. It chronicles the rags-to-riches story of the Jewish immigrants, who also mentored on of the most famous bodybuilders of all time Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Aside from being bodybuilders, the duo grew their business to include a supplement line, fitness magazines, the Ms. Olympia and Masters Olympia bodybuilding contests. The project is based on the brother's memoirs titled Brothers of Iron, which was released in 2006.
Starz is getting into the international drama business. The premium cable network is developing Gringo, from Spartacus executive producers Aaron Helbing and Todd Helbing. The drama is based on U.S. immigration officer Hipolito Acosta's nonfiction book The Shadow Catcher and will chronicle a Mexican-American Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice) agent who infiltrates one of Mexico's most deadly drug- and human-smuggling cartels. Brothers Aaron Helbing and Todd Helbing will pen the script, which will be executive produced by Bee Holder Productions' Steve Lee Jones (You Don't Know Jack). “Gringo provides a thrilling and uniquely personal look into international
- Lesley Goldberg
Project, inspired by nonfiction book “The Shadow Catcher,” centers on a Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agent who infiltrates one of Mexico’s most deadly drug and human smuggling cartels.
The Helbing brothers have written “Gringo” and will exec produce alongside Steve Lee Jones of Bee Holder Prods.
“’Gringo’ provides a thrilling and uniquely personal look into international organized crime, never seen by the American public, from the viewpoint of a federal undercover agent on the front lines,” said Carmi Zlotnik, Managing Director of Starz. “We are excited to work with this team to develop ‘Gringo’ into what we think could make for incredibly compelling television.”
- AJ Marechal
Starz is developing the new one-hour drama “Gringo,” about an Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agent who goes undercover in one of Mexico’s deadliest cartels, from veterans of the network’s “Spartacus.” The project is inspired by “The Shadow Catcher,” a non-fiction book by U.S. Immigration Officer Hipolito Acosta. It follows a Mexican-American Ice agent who infiltrates a cartel that smuggles drugs and people. It is written by “Spartacus” alums Aaron and Todd Helbing and executive produced by Steve Lee Jones of Bee Holder Productions. Also read: Starz Developing New Series From ‘Spartacus,’ ‘Thor’ Writers “’Gringo’ provides a thrilling and uniquely personal look into. »
- Tim Molloy
Exclusive: Starz has put in development Gringo, a drama written by Spartacus alums Aaron Helbing and Todd Helbing and executive produced by Steve Lee Jones (HBO’s You Don’t Know Jack) of Bee Holder Prods. Inspired by The Shadow Catcher, the nonfiction book by decorated U.S. Immigration Officer Hipolito Acosta, Gringo will chronicle a Mexican-American Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agent who infiltrates one of Mexico’s most deadly drug and human smuggling cartels. Acosta, who wrote Shadow Catcher with Lisa Pulitzer, will serve as a a consultant. “Gringo provides a thrilling and uniquely personal look into international organized crime, never seen by the American public, from the viewpoint of a federal undercover agent on the front lines,” said Starz managing director Carmi Zlotnik. Jones’ Bee Holder Prods is developing DeLorean, a miniseries with writer Adam Mazer about the auto industry maverick; series Rube, about the godfather of the »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Gringo written by Spartacus veterans Aaron Helbing and Todd Helbing which is inspired by nonfiction book “The Shadow Catcher” by Hipolito Acosta, follows an Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agent who infiltrates a deadly drug and human smuggling cartel in Mexico. Variety reports that the Helbing brothers are also serving as executive producers alongside Bee Holder Productions Steve Lee Jones. Managing Director of Starz Carmi Zlotnik said that “Gringo provides a thrilling and uniquely personal look into international organized crime, never seen by the American public, from the viewpoint of a federal undercover agent on the front lines." »
Virgil Films is set to release the new documentary about famous pathologist Dr. Jack Kevorkian on VOD and Digital Download on Tuesday. The 90-minute documentary follows the doctor, who gained worldwide fame when he was convicted of second-degree murder for helping a terminally ill patient commit suicide, as he announced his candidacy for Congress. Documentary maker Matthew Galkin and Golden Globe-nominated producer Steve Lee Jones give an all-access look into the final chapter of one of the most controversial men in recent history. The documentary reveals the motivations of the man, who claimed to have helped at least 130 suffering patients end their lives, as he announced his candidacy at [ Read More ]
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- Karen Benardello
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