Relativity Media Acquires ‘House Arrest’ Spec

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“Relativity Media has acquired House Arrest, a spec script by Justin Adler about two high-end bond traders whose plan to end their marriage hits a snag when they are forced to live together for six months of house arrest. Broken Road’s Todd Garner, Sean Robins and Jeremy Stein developed the project and will produce the film. Adler recently wrote The Escort, a spec that sold to DreamWorks. Adler comes out of TV, where he was consulting producer on Samantha Who?, and a co-executive producer on Sons And Daughters. He’s repped by UTA, Kapital Entertainment and attorney Ken Richman.”

Source: Deadline Hollywood

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In Hotly Contested Game Of Movie Tag, Todd Garner Is Declared “It”

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“Since they got a big write up in the Wall Street Journal late last month, the “Tag Brothers” have been swarmed by movie producers hoping they would tell one of them, “you’re it.” Meaning he gets the chance to translate their story to the movie screen. Who are the “Tag Brothers?” They are the 10 classmates at Gonzaga Preparatory School in Spokane, Washington 23 years ago whose long-running game of tag got national attention, thanks to the Russell Adams article. Now in their 40s, the former classmates have spread across the country in various fields (one’s a priest), but they stay in touch during the month of February by chasing each other across the country in an obsessive game of tag. They will jet cross country, break into each other’s homes, hide in the bushes until a target appears, or leave for a long vacation to avoid being tagged, all in the name of not ending up “It,” and having to wear that loser title a whole year.

Well, the “Tag Brothers” have just told Broken Road’s Todd Garner that he’s it. After hearing pitches from more than a half dozen established producers who wanted to turn their story into a feature film, they’ve optioned their life rights to Garner, in a deal put together by ICM Partners (which reps the guys) and UTA (which reps the WSJ). Garner will put together a package that he’ll shop to studios. Since studios have been among those making calls, it shouldn’t be a hard sell.”

Source: Deadline Hollywood

Summit Buys ‘Spinback’ Spec; Scott Speer To Helm Mystery Set In Electronic Dance Music World

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Lionsgate/Summit has won an auction for Spinback, a John Swetnam spec script action thriller set in the world of electronic dance music. Scott Speer (Step Up Revolution) is attached to direct, with Todd Garner producing through his Broken Road Productions banner, with Sean Robins and Jeremy Stein.

Via Deadline Hollywood