Disney buys into ‘Mystic’

Clifford, Jacobson to o'see project

The Walt Disney Co. has purchased psychological thriller “The Mystic,” a pitch from scribes Scott Derrickson and Paul Boardman, to be produced by Lauren Lloyd.

Jeff Clifford, veep of production, and Nina Jacobson, prexy of the Buena Vista Motion Picture Group, are overseeing the project for the Mouse House.

Sony-based Lloyd recently sold the pitch “The Viagra Project” to Working Title Films for Tom Benedict to write.

Lloyd’s “Dogcatcher” is set to go into production at Touchstone Pictures, with Wally Wolodarsky directing. Lloyd also will produce “Sonny Day,” set up at Fox, and “Cellular,” Dean Devlin’s directorial debut, at Sony.

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