The hot spec package in front of buyers right now is Ending Things. The Kevin Sullivan spec has Anthony Mackie and Priyanka Chopra Jonas attached to star in a True Lies-esque action film. A hit-woman who wants out of the assassin business tells her “business” partner that she’s ending their personal relationship as well. But she comes to realize she doesn’t want to end that part of their bond. In order to survive the breakup – and their last job together – they must join forces for one last night out.
Davis Entertainment and Lit Entertainment will produce with Inspire Entertainment and Mackie’s Make It With Gravy Productions. [Source]
Anthony Mackie, David Harbour and Jahi Di’Allo Winston will star in Netflix’s upcoming family adventure “We Have a Ghost.”
The movie, written and directed by Christopher Landon (“Freaky,” Happy Death Day”) also stars Tig Notaro and Jennifer Coolidge.
Mackie and Harbour are both coming off of major Marvel moments, with Mackie officially assuming the mantle of Captain American in his Disney plus series “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” and Harbour stealing scenes in “Black Widow” as Red Guardian. Winston is best known for his breakout roles in “Charm City Kings” and “Queen & Slim.”
“We Have a Ghost” is adapted from Geoff Managuh’s short story “Ernest,” about a young man named Kevin (Winston) whose family finds a ghost named Ernest (Harbour) haunting their new home. Discovering Ernest turns Kevin’s family into overnight social media sensations. But when Kevin and Ernest go rogue to investigate the mystery of Ernest’s past, they become a target of the CIA. [More at Source]
Well Go USA has set an October 23 release date in theaters and drive-ins for Synchronic, the sci-fi thriller starring Jamie Dornan and Anthony Mackie that the distributor picked up at last year’s Toronto Film Festival in a seven-figure deal. A digital release is also in the works for January.
The pic, directed by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, centers on New Orleans paramedics Steve (Mackie) and Dennis (Dornan), whose lives are ripped apart when they stumble upon a bizarre plot involving a series of drug-related deaths. Katie Aselton and Ally Ioannides also star. Benson penned the script. [Source]