Sony eyes Curtis-Hall for ‘Glitters’

Carey stars in singer story

Thesp-turned-helmer Vondie Curtis-Hall (“Gridlock’d”) is in final negotiations to helm “All That Glitters” for Sony Pictures Entertainment.

The Mariah Carey starrer will be produced by Sony-based Laurence Mark Prods. with a script from Kate Lanier (“Set It Off,” “What’s Love Got to Do With It”) from a story idea by Lanier, Carey and Sheila Gray.

Described as equal parts “A Star Is Born” and “Funny Girl,” pic centers on a gifted young singer who’s abandoned by her drug-addicted mother. The teen beauty does time in a foster home in the projects until a talented DJ with clout hears her demo and gets her a record deal. A relationship also blossoms, but Carey’s character ultimately decides she must escape his heavy-handedness to find her own style.

Hall, who starred in TriMark’s “Eve’s Bayou” and “Romeo+Juliet,” will topline in the upcoming New Line drama, “Ghetto Superstar.” He also starred, wrote and helmed the Tim Roth/Tupac Shakur starrer “Gridlock’d.”

Pic is a priority for Columbia, with production expected in late spring, and release in summer.

Col exec veepee Michael Costigan and creative exec Andrea Giannetti will supervise the project.

Carey is repped by the William Morris Agency and is managed by Susan Bymel; Vondie is repped by the Gersh Agency’s David Gersh and Lorrie Bartlett, and is managed by AMG.

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