O'Conners keep busy with New Line
NEW YORK — Gotham-based Solaris Entertainment has optioned the Rebecca Reisert novel “The Third Witch,” recently published by Pocket Books.Solaris, which holds a first-look feature pact with New Line and a TV deal with New York TV, is run by Greg and Gavin O’Connor, the filmmakers behind the Fine Line-distributed “Tumbleweeds.” “Witch” reimagines Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” through the eyes of the youngest of the play’s three witches, who is a mysterious young girl on a dangerous quest for vengeance. WMA handled the book’s film rights on behalf of the Jed Mattes Literary Agency. Solaris is doing post-production on “The Slaughter Rule,” co-written and directed by Andrew and Alex Smith and produced in conjunction with David O. Russell. Shingle recently completed “Murphy’s Dozen,” a TV pilot for WB co-written and helmed by Gavin O’Connor. With Kevin Spacey’s Trigger Street, Solaris co-optioned the Mark Helprin novel “Memoir From Antproof Case.” Next fall, the O’Connors are shooting “Pride and Glory,” set up at Intermedia. Paula Weinstein is co-producing.