Quick News: Winos, Greenland, Gabler, Me, Serpent

Quick News Winos Greenland Gabler Me Serpent

“Reno 911” alum Thomas Lennon will create, write, executive produce and star in the run-down vineyard workplace comedy “Winos” for upcoming short form streaming service Quibi.

The story follows a misguided Silicon Valley entrepreneur who moves one valley over into wine country and tries to turn a run-down vineyard into a success. The series follows the antics of this ragtag group of employees who have no business running a winery. [Source: Deadline]

Andrew Bachelor (“To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”), Roger Dale Floyd (“Doctor Sleep”) and veteran Scott Glenn (“The Hunt for Red October”) have been added to the cast of the Gerard Butler and Morena Baccarin-led disaster thriller “Greenland” at STXfilms.

Ric Roman Waugh is directing the film based on a script from Chris Sparling, with revisions by Mitchell LaFortune and Roman. The story follows one family’s fight for survival in the face of a cataclysmic natural disaster. Basil Iwanyk is producing. [Source: Deadline]

Elizabeth Gabler
Former Fox 2000 studio head Elizabeth Gabler is finalizing an overall producer deal with Sony Pictures and reports are she will produce content based on books from publisher HarperCollins. Gabler in her time has produced literary adaptations like “The Devil Wears Prada,” “Love, Simon,” “Life of Pi” and “The Fault in Our Stars”. [Source: Variety

The Distance from Me
“Girl Meets World” and “The Hate U Give” actor Sabrina Carpenter will star in and produce a big-screen adaption of Marina Gessner’s young adult novel “The Distance From Me to You” for Cartel Entertainment.

Starting as a romance but quickly becoming a thriller, the story follows two teens who meet and fall in love on the treacherous Appalachian Trail and Carpenter’s character soon has to persevere in a way she never thought possible to beat the odds and save both their lives. [Source: Deadline]

The Serpent
Tahar Rahim (“A Prophet,” “The Looming Tower”) will play French conman and mass murderer Charles Sobhraj in the eight-part series BBC drama series “The Serpent” which streaming giant Netflix is boarding as a co-producer. Tom Shankland helms the project.

Richard Warlow (“Ripper Street”) pens the true story tale of how the elusive Sobhraj was caught and brought to trial and follows a junior diplomat from the Dutch Embassy in Bangkok as he unwittingly walks into the web of crime that leads him to chase down the murderer in the twilight years of the Asian Hippie Trail in the mid-1970s. [Source: Variety]