Projects

THE BURIAL

An inspiring drama about the real-life Willie Gary, a charismatic African American attorney who rose from total poverty to take on a predatory corporation and successfully bring it down. Based on Jonathan Harr's New Yorker article and written by Pulitzer Prize-winner Doug Wright. Starring Jamie Foxx. Directed by Maggie Betts. Set up at Amazon Studios. Production begins in 4th quarter 2021.

 

GOING PRO

The true story of Damon Weaver, a 10-year-old African American boy from an impoverished Florida town, who relentlessly pursues an interview with President-elect Obama and gets to realize his dream. Partnered with Nnamdi Asomugha and Iam21 Entertainment. Projected for 2022.

 

THE RETURN OF THE MAGI 

A charming Christmas perennial about two batty older sisters who believe a young thief is the third of the three Magi and drag her across the Nevada desert to see the holy child. Set up at Lion Forge Animation Studios. 

 

BIG DAWG

The true story of John "Big Dawg" Thompson, king of the Cleveland Browns' Dawg Pound, and his herculean efforts to prevent his team from moving to Baltimore.

 

PETER

A family holiday perennial that tells the charming story of a young boy who is a pumpkin growing savant. Set-up with Sky Cinema.  

 

NEVER AGAIN

A riveting true story of Brazil's brutal military government and the courageous activists who pulled off a spectacular heist to hold the regime accountable for its crimes. Based on Lawrence Weschler’s New Yorker articles.

 

AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT

A drama about an unemployed man who accidentally falls on a steel rod in a construction site and decides to make the most of his tragic circumstances. The Spanish version, LA CHISPA DE LA VIDA, premiered to critical acclaim.

 

 

Episodic Series

Double Nickel is thrilled to be partnered with Sky Studios. The deal enables Double Nickel to option IP for series, and in some cases, Sky Studios will finance production as well.  

 

MAD

A series based on the wild and crazy guys who created MAD Magazine. Set up at Warner Bros Television Studios. Bill Oakley is attached to write and showrun.

 

TIRES, ETC.

A raunchy short-form comedy about four guys in an auto repair shop. Created by John McKeever, who is also showrunning.

 

CHRONICLE

A series about the early days in the comic book industry and the two upstarts who usher in a new era. Set up at UTV.

 

GREAT HEART

The true story of Mina Benson Hubbard's 1905 expedition across Labrador, her race to beat her hated rival's better-financed team, and her romance with George Elson, one of her four native guides. Created by Karen Corner, who is also showrunning.  (Sky)

 

HUNTING WHITEY

The true story of the 15-year manhunt to capture notorious Boston crime boss Whitey Bulgur, number one on the FBI's Most Wanted Listed. Based on the upcoming William Morrow book by Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge.  (Sky)

 

PLUGGED AND SCREWED

A hilarious crime series based on books by Artemis Fowl creator Eoin Colfer featuring an Irish bouncer at a seedy New Jersey strip club.  (Sky)

 

WHAT WOULD JANE DO?

A dramedy based on The Jane Austen Handbook and Jane Austen's Guide to Happily Ever After about a young man, who just so happens to be a Jane Austen die-hard, trying to navigate the world by imagining what Jane Austen would do.  (Sky)

 

CATNET

A near-future tech thriller based on Naomi Kritzer’s novel about a teenager’s mission to protect her online privacy against a sentient AI.  (Sky)

 

THE LAST NEGROS AT HARVARD

A coming-of-age saga based on Kent Garrett’s moving memoir of the same name about 18 remarkable Black students in Harvard’s class of ’63 who fought to create their own identities and, in turn, change Harvard forever.  (Sky)

 

TRAILBLAZER

The inspiring true story - based on her own memoir - of Dorothy Butler Gilliam, the first Black female journalist at the Washington Post during the 1960s when D.C. was still a segregated city. Undaunted, she covered some of our time’s most pressing stories and blazed the trail for countless journalists of color.  (Sky)

 

THE SUBSTITUTION ORDER

A twisty legal thriller based on a Martin Clarke novel about a down-on-his-luck attorney - broke, on probation, disbarred, and managing a knockoff sandwich shop called SUBstitution - who must use every bit of his legal savvy to stay out of prison.  (Sky)

 

EINSTEIN’S DREAMS

A fictional tale based on Alan Lightman’s classic novel about young Albert Einstein who is overwhelmed with extraordinary dreams as he develops his theory on relativity in 1905. Partnered with director John Curran, who is also executive producing.



 

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