Jon Hamm & Tina Fey Board John Slattery Directed Film ‘Maggie Moore(s)’ – .
EXCLUSIVE: John Slattery sets up his second director Maggie Moore (s) with Mad Men alum Jon Hamm and Tina Fey.
The black comedy also repeats the reteaming of Hamm and Fey, the former who starred in two of their series: In seven episodes of 30 Rock they play the characters of Abner, Dr. Drew Baird and David Brinkley; and cult leader Richard Wayne Gary Wayne in 13 episodes of Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
Maggie Moore (s) takes place in a dusty desert town where nothing ever happens when a police chief is suddenly confronted with the murders of two women of the same name.
Endeavor Content starts international distribution for Maggie Moore (s) on the European film market. Slattery’s directorial debut was the 2014 crime title God’s Pocket, starring John Turturro, late Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman, Mad Men alum Christina Hendricks and Richard Jenkins.
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Cary Woods and John Slattery will produce Maggie Moore (s) along with Vincent Newman, Ross Kohn and Nancy Leopardi who will serve as executive producers.
The film was written by Paul Bernbaum, who previously wrote the film Hollywoodland directed by Ben Affleck-Diane Lane-Adrien Brody. Funded by Contentious Media. Endeavor Content, Gersh and CAA Media Finance represent domestic sales.
The two-time Golden Globe winner and Primetime Emmy winner Hamm has 16 Emmy nominations, four of them from work on the Fey series. Next up is Top Gun Maverick for Hamm Paramount / Skydances. His feature credits include Wild Mountain Thyme, Richard Jewell, Baby Driver, and The Day the Earth Stood Still. Slattery Gast starred on Fey’s 30 Rock as Steve Austin in the episode Brooklyn Without Limits and also starred in the Amazon series Modern Love with.
Fey returns to co-host the Golden Globes with Amy Poehler this Sunday. Fey recently starred in Disney / Pixar’s Soul and Poehler’s Netflix comedy Wine Country. Her feature films include Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Sisters, Muppets Most Wanted, Date Night and Mean Girls, which she wrote and turned into a Tony-nominated Broadway musical with husband composers Jeff Richmond (music) and Nell Benjamin (text) .
Woods produced global blockbusters like Scream and Godzilla from 1998 as well as Rudy, Swingers, Copland, Kids and Gummo. Newman produced the comedy blockbuster We Are The Millers, A Man Apart and Red Dawn.
Hamm is again supported by CAA, Forward Entertainment and Sloane, Offer, Webber & Dern; Fey is repeated by WME, 3 Arts and Ziffren Brittenham; Slattery is repeated by Gersh and Untitled; Bernbaum is again taken care of by Greenlit Management.
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