Trade Breaks: Penelope, Mort, Immortal

“Summit Entertainment has acquired North American distribution rights to “Penelope,” starring Reese Witherspoon and Christina Ricci. Summit plans to release “Penelope” on February 1st. Pic’s a teen fable centered on a woman with a facial deformity who must marry someone from her own class to break an evil spell…” (full details)

“Graham King Films has acquired the rights to a murder-mystery pitch by scribe Cynthia Mort (“The Brave One,” HBO’s “Tell Me You Love Me”). The still-untitled project is being described as “a fast-paced morality tale” akin to the thriller genre films of the 1980s…” (full details)

“Universal Pictures has optioned the supernatural comedy script “Jeff the Immortal” by Chris Bishop. The story follows a slacker who discovers that he is the latest in a long line of immortal warriors and, a la “Highlander,” must fight to achieve his destiny. Marc Platt will produce and Adam Goldberg will executive produce…” (full details)