A great bio project about famous talent agent Sue Mengers is selling out in town. News Block has confirmed with Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence hanging around and deputy filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino. Lauren Schuker Blum, Rebecca Angelo and John Logan wrote the script about the female agent who crashed into the Hollywood boy club with her personality brandishing a hulking personality to accompany her client list.
We hear that Apple is in the mix for the Sue Mengers project, and has read the script with Netflix also called on to be another contender for the project. Apple and Netflix did not return calls tonight when they arrived.
Mengers had stints at MCA, ICM, and WMA, and represented a list of clients that at one point or another included Barbra Streisand, Candice Bergen, Peter Bogdanovich, Michael Caine, Dyan Cannon, Cher, Joan Collins, Brian De Palma, Faye Dunaway. , Bob Fosse, Gene Hackman, Sidney Lumet, Ali McGraw, Steve McQueen, Mike Nichols, Nick Nolte, Tatum O’Neal, Ryan O’Neal, Anthony Perkins, Burt Reynolds, Cybill Shepherd, Gore Vidal, Richard Benjamin, Paula Prentiss, and Tuesday Weld. She died at age 81 in 2011, and her life was previously turned into a play by John Logan, with Bette Midler playing the struggling negotiator. Mengers was known for her devotion to her clients and for getting high salaries for people like Streisand and others. Mengers stood up for the young actresses of his day, namely Ali McGraw, Dyan Cannon, Faye Dunaway, Candice Bergen, Cybill Shepherd, giving them a voice and stature in the business. However, gross deals and contractual details were not Mengers ‘specialty and he began losing clients in the 1970s and’ 80s when the business began to change and Mike Ovitz began his rise with CAA.
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Here’s how these big streaming project auctions happen, with big price tags: As News Block first told him on Wednesday, Apple got the global rights to Matthew Vaughn’s next film. Argyll that will produce your MARV banner. The project’s sale price was $ 200 million, given its killer cast of Henry Cavill, Sam Rockwell, Bryce Dallas Howard, Bryan Cranston, Catherine O’Hara, John Cena, Samuel L. Jackson, and Grammy winner Dua Lipa. , who is making it great. debut on screen and providing music for the score and score.
Matt Belloni got the news tonight in his newsletter. What i’m listening to on the Lawrence-Sorrentino Sue Mengers project.
Previously, News Block broke the news about another Sue Mengers biopic that was in the works in 2016 with Morgan Spurlock directing and producing with his Warrior Poets based on the best-selling biography of Brian Kellow. Can I Go Now: The Life of Sue Mengers, the Hollywood Super Agent.
Lawrence stars in Netflix’s Adam McKay apocalyptic comedy Don’t look up in front of Leonardo DiCaprio. Lawrence won an Oscar for best actress for Silver liners playbook. Sorrentino’s The great beauty won Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars in 2013.
Stay tuned for what will happen next.