Turman/Morrissey reups first-look pact with Col

The Turman/Morrissey Co., which has “Booty Call” starring Jamie Foxx set for release Feb. 26, has reupped its first-look production pact with Columbia Pictures for another three years, the company announced Thursday.

Lawrence Turman and John Morrissey left Rastar Prods. more than a year ago to set up their own production company with Ray Stark’s help at Columbia Pictures.

Pascal’s first

The company was the first to reup or sign with Col under new president Amy Pascal.

“As producers, they possess a tremendous amount of experience, character and savvy, and their ever-growing development slate is filled with strong, diverse projects,” said Pascal.

In addition to “Booty Call,” the pair has a slew of other projects in various stages of development that they will produce:

“The Negotiator,” a suspense pic about a blind hostage negotiator who reclaims his own life by tackling a diffi-cult case. Screenplay is by Richard Kletter & D.W. Owen and John Hill.

“Live Cargo,” an action comedy about a smuggler who wants to retire but is lured by one last job. Robert Wright scripted.

“Hong Kong,” a cultural love story set in the Asian capital. Wayne Wang is set to helm with Turman and Marykay Powell producing.

“Seeing Things,” a suspenser about a blind woman who is able to detect aliens. Screenplay by Stephen Volk. Michael Gruskoff and Michael Levy are producers.

“Pincushion,” a futuristic actioner with a female lead. John Raffo, Carlos Carlei and Peter Rader wrote the screenplay. Morrissey and Toby Jaffe will produce for Columbia, Rastar and IndieProd jointly.

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