NEW YORK, NY (February 11, 2009) – Dimension Films is developing an untitled thriller based on an original idea from actress Sara Rue («Less Than Perfect») and producing partner Robert Green («Spaced»). Rue and Green will produce and T.S. Faull («Butterfly: A Grimm Love Story») will write the script. The announcement was made today by Bob Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company (TWC).
While the specifics of the storyline are being kept under close wraps, the story is a high school thriller in the vein of Ten Little Indians that involves a teen social networking site.
«Online social networking is a widespread phenomenon that interests me greatly,» said Weinstein. «Combining it with a suspense thriller is a new and fresh way to explore this new trend.»
«Sara and I are elated to be launching our new company with this project,»‘ said Green. «We are even more thrilled to be working with a company that understands the teen horror/thriller genre better than any other. Their passion and track record made getting into business with them a no brainer.»
«Social networking is alluring but one always takes a risk when engaging on these sites,» said Faull. «Online identities can be deceptive and the script will center on a social networking situation with truly dangerous consequences. I look forward to working with Dimension and the producers on bringing this story and its teen characters to life on the big screen.»
Rue is represented by APA, manager Alan David and attorneys Nelson Davis LLP. Green is represented by Rosen Feig Golland & Lunn LLP. T.S. Faull is represented by Adam Goldworm of Industry Entertainment and attorney Harris Hartmen of Sloan, Offer, Weber and Dern LLP. Goldworm will also c0-produce.
About The Weinstein Company and Dimension Films
The Weinstein Company (TWC) was created by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the brothers who founded Miramax Films Corporation in 1979. TWC is a multi-media company that officially launched on October 1, 2005. Dimension Films, the genre label that was founded in 1993 by Bob Weinstein, is also included under the TWC banner.
Upcoming films to be released in 2009 by The Weinstein Company and Dimension Films include: Quentin Tarantino’s «Inglourious Basterds» starring Brad Pitt, Mike Meyers, and Diane Kruger; «All Good Things» starring Ryan Gosling, Kirsten Dunst and Frank Langella; «H2,» the sequel to Rob Zombie’s 2007 reinvention of the horror classic «Halloween»; the highly anticipated musical «Nine,» directed by Rob Marshall, featuring an all-star cast including Daniel Day Lewis, Penélope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, Kate Hudson, Marion Cotillard, Sophia Loren, Judi Dench, and Stacy «Fergie» Ferguson.