As if producing the upcoming films Kashmir and Ender’s Game, working on half a dozen scripts and beginning production on the Game of Thrones pilot wasn’t enough, David Benioff has added another project to his already lengthy to-do list. The Hollywood Reporter reports:
Paramount is getting behind the power of the press.
The Melrose studio has picked up the life rights of Missouri journalist Linda Trest, who helped break open the cover of a drug-busting con man. Screenwriters Anthony Walton and Andrew Dresher have been brought on board to script a film inspired by her story.
Brad Pitt’s Plan B is producing with “Troy” writer David Benioff.
Winter Is Coming: This shouldn’t affect the production for the pilot. This movie is still a ways off, and as we know, just purchasing the rights to a story doesn’t mean that it will one day find itself on screen. However, Benioff has proven to be very active in Hollywood recently. This could be a good thing, having his name attached to this project lends it a certain amount of cache, however if the series does get picked up how much time will he be able to devote to it down the road?