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Universal and Lorne Michaels Developing Movie About Navy Seal Who Killed Osama bin Laden

Universal Pictures and Lorne Michaels’ production company, Broadway Video, have purchased the feature film rights to “The Operator,” a book by former Navy Seal Robert O’Neill about how he fired the shots that killed Osama bin Laden, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.The full title of the New York Times bestselling book […]

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Picture Tree Picks Up Malin Akerman’s ‘A Piece of My Heart’ (Exclusive)

Berlin-based sales company Picture Tree has picked up international rights for musical drama “A Piece of My Heart,” with Malin Akerman, who starred alongside Dwayne Johnson in “Rampage” and Damian Lewis in “Billions.” Variety has been given the first-look image from the film.The film, directed by Edward af Sillén, also stars Jonas Karlsson, with music […]

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Jeffrey Dean Morgan, David Strathairn to Star in Family Drama ‘Walkaway Joe’

Jeffrey Dean Morgan, David Strathairn, Julian Feder and Julie Ann Emery are starring in the family drama “Walkaway Joe,” which has begun shooting in St. John’s Parish, La.Tom Wright is helming in his directorial debut from a script by Michael Milillo. “Walkaway Joe” is the story of an unlikely friendship between a teenage boy searching […]

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Neil Burger to Direct Adaptation of Purple Heart Veteran Mary Jennings Hegar’s Memoir (Exclusive)

“Divergent” helmer Neil Burger will direct an untitled film based on the memoir by Purple Heart veteran Maj. Mary Jennings Hegar, sources tell Variety.Angelina Jolie is circling the lead role of Hegar. The Gotham Group is producing.The current draft of the movie will be written by Alice O’Neill and Burger; the previous versions of the […]

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