Trade Breaks: Madman, Grand, Chain

“Gregory Read (“Like Minds”) will direct and John Katzenbach will adapt his own novel “The Madman’s Tale” for producer Elliott Kastner. The story concerns an alleged rapist who takes refuge among inmates at an insane asylum, with the story told from the point of view of a mental patient…” (full details)

“Anchor Bay Entertainment has acquired all North American rights to writer-director Zak Penn’s improvisational poker comedy “The Grand.” The $3 million mockumentary will get a platform release early next year…” (full details)

“Occupant Films has picked up film rights to Geoff Nicholson’s “The Food Chain,” a comedic novel centered on a bad-boy L.A. restaurateur who’s asked to join London’s secretive Everlasting Club, where a party has been going nonstop for 350 years and members have included the Marquis de Sade, American presidents and European royalty. James Townsend and Captain Mauzner will adapt…” (full details)