Trade Breaks: Sugar, Passion, Boll

“Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (“Half Nelson”) will write and direct a pic about Dominican baseball. “Sugar” will look at the promise and broken dreams of a Dominican baseball prospect plucked from his native country to play in the U.S. minor-league system. HBO Films is circling the pic and could come on board to produce but has not yet made a formal commitment. “Sugar” is set to go into production in the Dominican and Midwest in late summer…” (full details)

“Mandalay Integrated Media Entertainment has snagged film rights to the life story of Kevin Pappas, a reformed underworld crime figure who was convicted for his role in one of the world’s biggest drug seizures. “Passion for Power” will trace Pappas’ life as the illegitimate son of an East Coast crime boss and his ascent into the world of drug trafficking, racketeering and money laundering…” (full details)

“German distrib Kinostar has picked up domestic rights to two pics from helmer Uwe Boll, comedy “Postal” and horror pic “Seed.” Kinostar will release “Postal” on Sept. 27th and “Seed” on Nov. 22nd…” (full details)