PLAYING BALL

Journalist and aspiring producer Howard Blum has done it again. Sources said Blum’s baseball pitch “Run Down” has scored a mid-six-figure deal with producers Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer at Hollywood Pictures.

“Run Down,” a baseball story about a murder in a training camp, reportedly was pursued by several studios. But Blum chose Simpson & Bruckheimer, who are developing his nonfiction book “Out There,” about the search for extraterrestrials, with Pete Dexter (“Mulholland Falls”) writing the script.

The producers hope the detective protagonist of “Run Down” will become a franchise movie character.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More News from Variety

Loading