On The Come Up
Fox 2000 has scored the film rights to “The Hate U Give” author Angie Thomas’ upcoming novel “On the Come Up”. George Tillman, Jr., is directing and Thomas is producing with Marty Bowen, Isaac Klausner, John Fischer, Robert Teitel and Jay Marcus.
The story follows sixteen-year-old Bri wanting to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. She’s the daughter of an underground hip-hop legend who died right before he hit it big. So Bri pours her anger and frustration into her first song, which goes viral for all the wrong reasons and puts her at the center of a controversy. [Source: Variety]
Bella Thorne (“Assassination Nation”) is set to star in Joshua Caldwell’s crime thriller “Southland” about two young lovers who rob their way across the southland, posting their exploits to social media and gaining fame and followers as a result. Colin Bates and Michael Jefferson are producing and additional casting is underway. [Source: Deadline]
Sebastian Stan (“Captain America: Civil War”), Denise Gough (“Colette”), Jamie Bell (“Billy Elliott”) and Margaret Qualley (“Donnybrook”) are all reportedly in talks to star in Tim Sutton’s upcoming thriller “The Chain” at Voltage Pictures. David Lancaster and Stephanie Wilcox will produce and shooting kicks off in April.
Sutton adapted the script from Tobias Wolff’s award-winning short story of the same name. The action follows what happens when a man’s daughter is viciously attacked by a dog, setting off a chain of events that ends in unspeakable tragedy. [Source: The Playlist]
Elisabeth Moss and Susan Sarandon are set to star in women’s rights drama “Call Jane” for director Sian Heder (“Tallulah”) and producers Moss, Robbie Brenner, Kevin McKeon and David Wulf. Hayley Schore & Roshan penned the script.
Moss will play a traditional 60’s American housewife desperate for a child. When she receives news of her pregnancy, complications mean that what should have been a joyous moment is instead an imminent threat to her life. She has nowhere to turn until she stumbles upon the Janes, an underground abortion movement led by Virginia (Sarandon). [Source: THR]