Writer’s Block: Sheff, Happy, Guy

“Paramount Pictures and Plan B have acquired rights to the memoirs of David and Nic Sheff. The pair will use the recently published books “Beautiful Boy” and “Tweak” to frame a movie about drug addiction from the perspective of a young meth addict and the father who finds himself helpless to stop his son’s downward spiral…” (full details)

“”Children of Men” producer Iain Smith has signed on to exec produce K. Lorrel Manning’s film “Happy New Year,” adapted from Manning’s stage play. Pic is set in a run-down VA hospital and examines the lives of soldiers after they’ve come home from Iraq…” (full details)

“Whitewater Films and Reactor Films have optioned Amy Morland and Vicki Rocco’s romantic comedy screenplay “The Transitional Guy”. The film centers on struggling writer who uses his own dating experiences for a book and becomes known as the perfect “transitional guy” for women just leaving relationships. Problems arise when he falls for one of his temporary dates…” (full details)