Jersey to produce twin murder tale
Disney’s Touchstone Pictures has paid high-six against seven figures to acquire the pitch “Sister’s Keeper,” from scribe Todd Graff.
Jersey Films will produce the noirish thriller, which may have one major actress starring as twin sisters, one aggressive, the other timid and reclusive. In the tale, one of the twins dies and the other becomes the prime suspect in the murder hunt.
Buena Vista Motion Pictures Group exec VP Mark Vahradian brought in pitch and will oversee the pic for the studio.
Graff, repped by CAA, recently polished “Coyote Ugly” for Bruckheimer Films and Disney, and he also teamed with Bruckheimer on an uncredited rewrite on the Bruckheimer-produced “Dangerous Minds” for Disney.
Graff also penned the New Regency project “The Crowded Room,” based on the real-life story of William Milligan, who developed multiple personalities after being abused as a child.
His book, “The Minds of Billy Milligan,” co-written with Daniel Keyes, has been considered a hot project since 1988, when James Cameron was developing it to direct. Since then Brad Pitt and “Seven” director David Fincher have been linked to it; as have Leonardo DiCaprio and helmer Danny DeVito.
Graff’s other credits include “The Vanishing” and “Used People.”