I am in Hong Kong to turn the unlikely rise of Barry Cox, from school drop out in Liverpool (UK) to Cantonese-singing pop sensation, into a movie. BBC Films is financing the new draft. Commercial director James Rouse is attached to direct. I am also producing with Emile Sherman, Iain Canning and Ellen Dux.
The distinctive Liverpool sound has spread across the world in the past five decades. But even so, the world of music may have been unprepared for Barry Cox, 30, once a supermarket shelf-stacker but now a celebrated Chinese crooner. Inspired by a wish to do something a bit different as a teenager, Cox decided to […]
The ‘Brit List’ circulates British film community. Adam Dawtrey. An intriguing document started circulating privately around the British film community last week, and rapidly found its way to executive suites in Los Angeles. Titled the Brit List, it details the best unproduced movie scripts by non-American writers, as nominated by players in the U.K. and […]
Just closed a deal to write the new draft of A PRODUCT OF THE SYSTEM. From prison strip cells and roof-top protests at one end of the scale, to being Editor of the definitive 1,200+page annual reference book on the prison system of England and Wales at the other, Mark Leech has travelled an astonishing […]
Sky Broadcasting has picked up the American book COLD CALLER, by Jason Starr, with Kevin Allen (TWIN TOWN) attached to direct and playwright Nick Stafford (WAR HORSE) attached to write. Ross Grayson Bell (FIGHT CLUB) is producing along with Kate McCreery. Described as “white collar noir”, COLD CALLER is about a downwardly mobile yuppie who’ll […]