Trade Breaks: Hereafter, Eat, Dope

By Garth Franklin Tuesday August 9th 2005 04:04PM

Benderspink, writer-director Michael Patwin, Ben Katz Prods. and Dave Brown are producing "Hereafter," centered on the aftermath of December's Asian tsunami disaster, with lensing to start soon in Indonesia. "Hereafter" follows an American man who walks barefoot for 70 miles to find his estranged wife and children after the tsunami..." (full details)

"J.B. Rogers ("American Pie 2") has signed on to direct New Line Cinema's "All You Can Eat," from writer-producers Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg. "Eat," an inspirational sports comedy set in the world of eating contests, was written by Josh Heald..." (full details)

Paramount Pictures has optioned "Dope," an upcoming mystery novel by Sara Gran that ventures into the seamy underbelly of '50s New York drug culture. To be published in January by Penguin Putnam, "Dope" is about a former junkie who, after getting sober, is hired to find a Barnard student who dropped out to live with her drug dealer boyfriend..." (full details)

Thanks to 'KC'.