Quick News: Ailey, Ford, Boys, Cam, Beast

Alvin Ailey Biopic
Fox Searchlight has closed a deal to develop a film based on the life and work of influential choreographer Alvin Ailey. The project is fully supported by the Ailey organization while artistic directors Robert Battle and Emerita Judith Jamison will help bring Ailey’s story and choreography to the screen. Judy Kinberg, Alicia Keys, Susan Lewis, Rachel Cohen and Jana Edelbaum will produce. [Source: Deadline]

Max Ford
Noam Dromi (“Dolphin Tale”) and Evan Greene are teaming to develop “Max Ford,” a film adapted from Sally Fernandez’s spy thriller “Climatized” for The Dunham Group. Drom, Greene, Jay Williams and John Gado will produce.

The story follows loner and former CIA agent Max Ford across the globe as she” plunged into an international conspiracy led by a shadow organization whose influence reaches the highest levels of our government. [Source: Variety]

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
Netflix has acquired global rights to Awesomeness Films and Overbrook Entertainment’s “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” based on the best-selling novel by Jenny Han. Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Janel Parrish, Israel Broussard, Andrew Bachelor and John Corbett lead the cast.

Sofia Alvarez adapted the screenplay which follows Lara Jean Song Covey, whose love life goes from imaginary to out of control when the love letters for every boy she’s ever loved – five in all – are mysteriously mailed out. Susan Johnson helmed the film with Matt Kaplan, Dougie Cash, and Jordan Levin producing the project which will release in Summer 2018. [Source: Variety]

Body Cam
Malik Vitthal has been set to direct “Body Cam” for Paramount Players. Nick McCarthy wrote the latest draft of the script which was penned by Richmond Riedel, while Matt Kaplan is producing.

The story follows several LAPD officers who are haunted by a malevolent spirit that is tied to the murder of a black youth at the hands of two white cops – all of which was caught on a body cam video that was destroyed in a cover-up. [Source: Variety]

The Beast
The H Collective has acquired the rights to Aaron W. Sala’s “The Beast” thriller spec script which Sherryl Clark will produce. The H Collective and Clark are currently looking to attach a director and actress immediately.

The story is set after a passenger plane goes down in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. A woman finds herself washed ashore and the sole survivor on a mysterious island where she faces her worst fears. [Source: The H Collective]