Welcome to Script Sales. Here's where you'll be able to hear about new projects just bought, pitched or greenlit. Now you can know what's going on years before the movies hit the theaters....
  • New Line Cinema & Walden Media bought rights to Thomas Rockwell's young-adult novel How to Eat Fried Worms. On his first day of school, an 11-year-old boy has a fight with the school bully.   The fight leads to a dare that the boy can't eat 10 worms in one day, but this boy turns out to be "Fear Factor" material, and his exploits change the balance of power in the fifth grade. Willow scribe Bob Dolman will adapt the script, which he will also direct. Philip Steur, Mark Johnson's Gran Via and Imagine Entertainment will produce.
  • Paramount Pictures announced The Gilmores of Beverly Hills about a dysfunctional family living in Beverly Hills written by Head of State's Chris Rock and Ali LeRoi. Rock will also co-produce and star. Happy Madison's Adam Sandler and Jack Giarraputo will produce.
  • Columbia Pictures bought rights to A Perfect Divorce, which will be adapted from Avery Corman’s novel. Deep Impact scribe Bruce Joel Rubin will write the script about the aftermath of a Manhattan couple's divorce and how, despite their best efforts, their teenage son suffers. Winkler Films’ Irwin Winkler and Charles Winkler will produce.  Rights to novel were acquired in February 2005.
  • Paramount Pictures purchased the rights to the memoir of Rachel DeWoskin. Foreign Babes in Beijing will follow a 21-year-old poetry major who heads to China to work for an American PR firm. On a whim, she tries out for an acting job, and becomes an overnight sensation as the American vixen of a Chinese soap opera. Darkwoods Productions’ Frank Darabont and Anna Garduno will produce.
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