Ben Affleck and Matt Damon to Produce John Krasinski’s Action-Adventure Script; Sofia Coppola to Adapt FAIRYLAND

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Two script deals to report tonight:

  • John Krasinski (Promised Land) and Oren Uziel (22 Jump Street) sold their action-adventure spec script Warner Bros.  According to Deadline, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon will produce alongside Uziel and Scott Z. Burns (Side Effects).  The logline is under wraps, and it is unclear whether Krasinski intends to star.
  • American Zoetrope acquired the feature rights to Alysia Abbott‘s memoir Fairyland, “a coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of San Francisco’s vibrant cultural scene in the 1970s and ’80s.”  Sofia Coppola (The Bling Ring) and Andrew Durham will adapt the screenplay.  Sofia and brother Roman Coppola will produce.

Check out the Fairyland press release after the jump.

Kirsten Dunst and Sofia Coppola Reunite for SECRET DOOR [Updated]

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Director Sofia Coppola is about to start work on her fifth feature film, titled Secret Door, which will establish a neat pattern: every other film stars Kirsten Dunst.  Dunst starred in Coppola’s debut The Virgin Suicides and movie three Marie Antoinette — American Zoetrope, the production company run by father Francis Ford Coppola, announced on Twitter [via The Playlist] that Dunst will join Secret Door:

Happy to announce that Kirsten Dunst has agreed to be in Sofia Coppola’s new film ‘Secret Door’. Script is still being finished. Stay tuned!

I enjoy all of Coppola’s previous films, though I think you could develop a Star Trek-style theory that the even ones are better, primarily because of the overwhelming quality of Bill Murray in Lost in Translation, secondarily because last year’s Somewhere > Marie Antoinette.  That silly combinatorics won’t keep me from being excited for Secret Door.  Hopefully, “Stay tuned!” means Zoetrope will reveal more on story or casting later in the week when Hollywood returns from Easter weekend.

Dunst will next be seen in Lars Von Trier’s Melancholia, which premieres at the Cannes Film Festival in May.  Recently, Dunst was part of the ensemble that adapted On the Road, and starred opposite Jim Sturgess in the romance Upside Down. [Update: The Twitter account that first announced this news turned out to be fake.  You can disregard the story]

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