In the wake of his remarkable Academy Awards success with La La Land, writer-director Damien Chazelle’s 2010 screenplay The Claim – one of the many scripts upon the Black List – has been picked up by Oceanside Media for production.
The screenplay follows a single father trying to figure out what happened to his kidnapped daughter while fighting another couple who insist the child is rightfully theirs. Chazelle is not attached to direct the project.
Oceanside Founder and Executive Chairman Scott Clayton will produce the movie alongside Route One Entertainment’s Russell Levine and Leon Clarance of Motion Picture Capital. Motion Picture Capital will fully finance the film, which is slated to begin production this year.
“I am excited to be partnering with Route One and Motion Picture Capital to produce this amazing project from Damien Chazelle,” Clayton said in a statement. “He has written a mesmerizing and bone-chilling thriller confirming his talent as a truly versatile screenwriter. We look forward to bringing this haunting film to audiences around the world.”
Chazelle’s next film – First Man – reunites him with Ryan Gosling, and provides a biographical portrait of space astronaut Neil Armstrong. It’ll arrive in theatres in October 2018.
Source: The Wrap