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‘SHOWGIRLS’ HOOPLA INFUSES ‘BLOODLINES’

The excitement over “Showgirls” has spilled over to other projects for the principals. “Bloodlines,” a script originally written by Malcolm Clark for producer Charles Evans, then revised by Joe Eszterhas as an extension of their deal on “Showgirls,” has been set for production. Lumiere will co-finance and takes foreign rights. The deal was made by Lumiere execs Lila Cazes and Randolph Pitts. The film will be produced by Evans (who wrote the $2 million check that got “Showgirls” started), his son Charles Evans Jr. and Carroll Kemp under the Acappella Pictures banner.

The drama is about a rich newlywed jailed for accidentally killing his best friend. After he gets paroled he finds he’s been duped and his friend is alive and spending his money. Having done the time, he thinks about doing the crime for real.

“I’ve worked on this for six years with six or seven writers, but it’s Eszterhas who brought it to life,” said Evans.

Though Eszterhas’ marquee value was certainly significant in securing a lifeline for “Bloodlines,” the writer hardly shared Evans’ enthusiasm. “It’s Malcolm Clark’s script and I only got involved as a favor to Charlie,” said Eszterhas. “I’m not certain that in any arbitration I would even get screen credit.”

Evans Jr. and Kemp said they’ll begin making pay-or-play offers for talent, in hopes of being in production early next year.

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