Reese Witherspoon to Star in, Produce Lionsgate’s Supernatural Thriller ‘Cold’
Lionsgate has acquired Cold, an original pitch by Bill Marsilii with Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea producing through their Pacific Standard Films banner. Witherspoon also is attached to star. A source pegs the deal at mid- to high-six figures.
The plot is being kept under wraps but has been described as a dark thriller with supernatural elements.
Lionsgate’s Eric Feig and Gillian Bohrer were the first buyers to hear the pitch, and quickly bid on the material.
Since its launch in 2012, Pacific Standard has been on a tear, scooping up a number of best-selling female-centric books like Gone Girl and Wild (both scored best actress nominations for stars Rosamund Pike and Witherspoon, respectively). The company is already in business with Lionsgate on a big-screen adaptation of best-seller Luckiest Girl Alive. Among the other Pacific Standard projects in development are Ashley’s War at Fox 2000 and All Is Not Forgotten at Warner Bros.
Witherspoon and Papandrea also are behind Disney’s Tink, a live-action take on the Peter Pan character Tinker Bell (Witherspoon will star in the titular role).
This week, the company inked an overall deal at ABC Studios (Pacific Standard is producing the limited series Big Little Lies, a straight-to-series order at HBO that Witherspoon will star in opposite Nicole Kidman).
Marsilii is currently adapting the sci-fi action comic Sebastian X at Voltage, with Gale Anne Hurd producing and Martin Campbell attached to direct. He co-wrote, with Terry Rossio, the Tony Scott-directed Deja Vu, starring Denzel Washington, which set the record for highest spec script sale ever when Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer acquired it in 2004 for $5 million.
Marsilii’s other projects include 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Captain Nemo and Lightspeed (both at Disney) as well as Blood of the Innocent at Lotus.
Marsilii is repped by ICM Partners and Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler & Feldman.
Witherspoon is handled by CAA, LBI Entertainment and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush & Kaller.
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Reese Witherspoon & Bruna Papandrea’s Pacific Standard Inks ABC Studios Deal
Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea’s three-year-old production company Pacific Standard is making a foray into broadcast television with an overall deal at ABC Studios. The two-year pact, which is exclusive in broadcast, comes on the heels of Pacific Standard’s first TV greenlight, for limited series Big Little Lies, which recently received a straight-to-series order at HBO. The adaptation of Liane Moriarty’s best-selling novel, written by David E Kelley, stars Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman.
Under the deal with ABC Studios, which is run by EVP Patrick Moran, Witherspoon and Papandrea plan to hire a dedicated TV executive to work alongside Pacific Standard creative executive Jeanne Snow.
ABC Studios, home of such female-centered dramas as Scandal, How To Get Away With Murder, recently departed Revenge and the upcoming Quantico, toplined by Priyanka Chopra, is a good fit for Witherspoon and Papandrea, who have built their company with the goal of helping make films with strong female leads. “We are thrilled to be partnering with Patrick and his team at ABC Studios, a company who genuinely share our goal of creating great roles for women, ” Witherspoon and Papandrea said.
Since Pacific Standard Films’ launch in 2012, the company produced features Wild, which earned Witherspoon an Oscar nomination, David Fincher’s thriller Gone Girl, as well as the Warner Bros. summer comedy Hot Pursuit. The company also will produce Disney’s Tink, a live-action take on the classic Peter Pan character Tinker Bell, in which Witherspoon will star in the title role, and Pale Blue Dot at Fox Searchlight. Pacific Standard’s feature development slate also includes Ashley’s War at Fox 2000, Luckiest Girl Alive at Lionsgate, and All Is Not Forgotten at Warner Bros.
In TV, the company has Supreme Courtship, an adaptation of the book by Christopher Buckley, set up at Sony Pictures TV’s TriStar Television.
“As evidenced by Reese and Bruna’s award-winning film track record, their eye for material is unparalleled,” Moran said. “We’re very excited to be their television partners.”
The deal was brokered by CAA.
The Gallery has been updated with another batch of HD film screencaptures, this time from Reese’s most recent release – Hot Pursuit. This is a world apart from her other recent films, and although Reese is her typically funny self, it’s not one of her best films unfortunately. However, enjoy the screencaptures!
• “Hot Pursuit” Film Screencaptures x1,647
Reese Witherspoon: My Daughter Has Access to ‘Anything She Wants to Wear’ in My Closet
We can’t even imagine the gloriousness that is street style superhero Reese Witherspoon‘s closet, but we can imagine that if we were anywhere near it, we’d want everything. And there’s one young lady who has possibly the best proximity to one of the most enviable off-duty wardrobes ever, Witherspoon’s lookalike 15-year-old daughter, Ava. But just what is she permitted to borrow?
“Anything she wants to wear,” Witherspoon tells PEOPLE exclusively in this week’s issue. “She and I just swap clothes.”
Witherspoon adds of the budding fashionista, “She’s got great taste. I love to see the way she has her own sense of style. She’s a young woman and is really developing her sense of what she wants to look like.” That just happens to include rocking a whole lot of her mom’s line, Draper James, like the navy magnolia Nashville Shirt that we’ve spotted on Reese herself multiple times.
“It’s great to see her wear it and work it into her own wardrobe staples,” she says. “But she thinks I’m ridiculous, [saying], ‘I would never wear it like that, I’d wear it like this.’”
However, they do have similar taste when it comes to accessorizing — and beauty! “We actually both love the same hats, that’s what’s funny,” she says (check out her adorable Draper James Panama hat, below). “And we both love makeup. We go to Sephora maybe way too much. Ridiculous. But it’s fun — it’s great to have a girl and get to go shopping together and buy makeup and stuff.”
Aside from being a prime shopping buddy, Ava is also potentially a stand-in stylist. Says Witherspoon, “I really trust and value her opinion; she’s a very smart young woman and she helps me make a lot of decisions.”
To conclude our run of screencaptures from Reese’s impressive 2012-2014 film projects, we have HD screencaptures from Devil’s Knot. I felt the film lacked something overall, but Reese again gave a great performance and she was almost unrecognisable in the role. What did you think of the movie?
Own “Hot Pursuit” on Blu-ray Combo Pack or DVD August 11th or Own it Early on Digital HD July 28th
“…An on-the-run buddy comedy….”
– A.O. Scott, The New York Times
Witness a good cop turn into a fugitive when New Line Cinema’s and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ (MGM) comedy “Hot Pursuit” arrives onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD. Starring Academy Award® winner Reese Witherspoon (“Walk the Line,” “Wild”) and Sofía Vergara (“Chef,” TV’s “Modern Family”), “Hot Pursuit” follows two fugitives who are ready to cop, lock and drop it. “Hot Pursuit” will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on August 11. The film will also be available early on Digital HD from MGM on July 28.
“Hot Pursuit” is directed by Anne Fletcher (“The Proposal”) from a screenplay written by David Feeney (TV’s “New Girl”) & John Quaintance (TV’s Ben & Kate). John Carroll Lynch (“Crazy, Stupid, Love.”) and Robert Kazinsky (“Pacific Rim”) also star in the film, which was produced by Bruna Papandrea (“Wild,” “Gone Girl”), Reese Witherspoon and Dana Fox alongside executive producers Jeff Waxman, Sofía Vergara and Luis Balaguer.
“Hot Pursuit” will be available on August 11 on Blu-ray Combo Pack for $35.99, and includes the film in high definition on Blu-ray disc, a DVD, and a digital version of the movie in Digital HD with UltraViolet*. Fans can also own “Hot Pursuit” via purchase from digital retailers beginning on July 28.
In “Hot Pursuit,” an uptight and by-the-book cop (Witherspoon) tries to protect the sexy and outgoing widow (Vergara) of a drug boss as they race through Texas, pursued by crooked cops and murderous gunmen.
BLU-RAY AND DVD ELEMENTS
“Hot Pursuit” Blu-ray Combo Pack contains the following special features:
* The Womance
Reese and Sofía’s on-set crazy-mashup-antics. From dance moves to car crashes, see these women light up the screen and leave us in stitches with their side-splitting comedic styling.
* Say What?
Watch the hilarity that ensued when Reese and Sofía each tried to speak the other’s language. See Reese get her tongue tied trying to speak Spanish and watch Sofía’s tongue actually go numb from trying to speak English.
* Action Like A Lady
In this action montage we will see all the crazy fun that went into creating the insane action scenes in the film. From jumping out a ten-foot high window, to a crazy girl fight to commandeering a tour bus during a high- speed shoot out…bring on the laughs.
* Alternate Ending
“Hot Pursuit” Standard Definition DVD contains the following special features:
* The Womance
Reese and Sofía’s on-set crazy-mashup-antics. From dance moves to car crashes, see these women light up the screen and leave us in stitches with their side-splitting comedic stylings.
DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS
On July 28, “Hot Pursuit” will be available from MGM for streaming and download to watch anywhere in high definition and standard definition on their favorite devices from select digital retailers including Amazon, Flixster, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. On August 11, “Hot Pursuit” will also be available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.
Today HD screencaptures from The Good Lie – another of Reese’s 2014 movies – have been added to our Gallery. While the film felt rushed to me, overall it was an enjoyable movie with a strong performance from Reese, and it was good to see her in something different again.