New Line snaps up ‘Wife’

New Line Cinema has acquired “The Astronaut’s Wife” and has put the project on the fast track for its screenwriter Rand Ravitch to make his feature-film directorial debut. The project is expected to go before the cameras this fall.

“The Astronaut’s Wife” is a psychological horror movie in the vein of “Rosemary’s Baby,” about a woman in her late 20s-early 30s who becomes embroiled in a mystery after her astronaut husband suffers an accident and retires as a hero from the space program. Andrew Lazar will produce the picture through his Mad Chance Prods.

Ravitch has stepped behind the cameras before with the short film “Oink,” which premiered at Sundance in 1995.

New Line’s Michael DeLuca nabbed the property after several other studios were also interested in the property, including Columbia Pictures. New Line Cinema exec Brian Whitten and Donna Langley will oversee the project.

Lazar and Ravitch have a relationship with New Line, having previously set up the action-comedy “Godforsaken” (which Ravitch wrote). That project is currently out to directors.

The deal at New Line comes about a week after the writer sold “Wrath” to Warner Bros. with Lazar producing (Daily Variety, May 16). Lazar has a first-look deal at Warner Bros.

CAA’s David Styne and Joe Rosenberg repped Ravitch with attorney Carlos Goodman.

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 Film News from Variety

Loading