Acquisitions: True, Damaged, Kringle

“GreeneStreet Films and producer Ross Katz are reteaming to create a feature adaptation of former Cosmo magazine deputy editor John Searles’ offbeat mystery novel “Strange but True”. The story begins when a teenager’s girlfriend arrives at his family’s home five years after his death insisting that she is pregnant with his child. GreeneStreet purchased Searles’ screenplay and film rights…” (full details)

“Monarch Pictures and Crossroads Prods. are co-financing the psychological thriller “Damaged,” which Joe Rassulo will write and direct. Production is slated to begin this summer. Story concerns a girl suffering from agoraphobia who struggles to overcome her problem while being convinced she is involved in a series of grisly murders…” (full details)

“Paramount Pictures and producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura have optioned the family adventure novel “Kringle” by Tony Abbott, and attached Mark Dindal (“Chicken Little”) to direct. Dindal will co-write the script with Jason Richman (“Bad Company”). The live-action epic will feature warriors, battles and fairies as it explores the origin of the Kris Kringle myth and how Christmas came to be…” (full details)

“New Line has picked up Jason Filardi’s untitled comedy pitch for Zac Efron to headline. “Hairspray” director Adam Shankman will produce, though no director’s attached. The storyline is described only as a broad comedy in a high school setting…” (full details)