Trade Breaks: Minkow, Hill, Pontius

“IMG Film has acquired the life rights of young carpet-cleaning entrepreneur Barry Minkow, who at age 20 became the youngest person to take a company public on Wall Street but later went to prison for fraud. He eventually became a Christian minister and his autobiography, “Cleaning Up,” will serve as the basis for the movie…” (full details)

“Monterrey Pictures has tapped Nat Christian to pen and co-produce its first feature, “700 Hill.” Aiming for a spring shoot in Mexico and West Virginia, the story centers on a newly immigrated Mexican family and an Appalachian woman who marries into it in a small coal-mining town in the 1940s. Pic retraces the family’s tragic history since the days of the Mexican Revolution in the 1910s…” (full details)

“Fortress Features and Pierce/Williams Entertainment will produce an untitled male stripper comedy starring “Jackass” star Chris Pontius. Script, penned by Jason Nutt, revolves around an average guy who falls in love with the perfect girl and is persuaded to become a male stripper by his soon-to-be father-in-law…” (full details)