James Ponsoldt to Adapt the Broadway Musical PIPPIN and Write/Direct an Adaptation of Matthew Quick Novel FORGIVE ME, LEONARD PEACOCK

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After a successful Oscar campaign for The Weinstein Company’s Silver Linings Playbook, TWC is already lining up author Matthew Quick’s upcoming novel, Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock.  Writer/director James Ponsoldt (Smashed, The Spectacular Now) has been tapped to both pen and direct the adaptation.  It tells the tale of a boy who, on his birthday, plans to take a gun to school and kill his former best friend and himself.

Keeping it all in the family, TWC has also signed Ponsoldt to draft a screenplay of the 1970s Broadway musical Pippin, from Roger O. Hirson and Stephen Schwartz.  The play features a mysterious performance troupe who narrate the story of a young prince on his quest for meaning in his life.  Hit the jump for more on both projects.

DreamWorks Options New Book by SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK Author; 13th Sign to Produce DALLAS IN WONDERLAND About JFK Assassination Conspiracy

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A couple askew projects made a deal today:

  • DreamWorks optioned The Good Luck of Right Now, a new manuscript by Matthew Quick, author of The Silver Linings Playbook.  The story follows four outsiders who, grieving, come together to form an unlikely family.
  • 13th Sign Pictures will produce and finance the conspiracy thriller Dallas in Wonderland, set in the months leading up to the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination.

Hit the jump for details on both projects.

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