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Pierson stalks ‘Savages’

Newly-elected AMPAS prez helm, pen adaptation

Frank Pierson will direct his own adaptation of Jay McInerney’s “The Last of the Savages” for Screenworks Media, Handwritten Films and the Imagine Nation. Handwritten acquired the project out of turnaround at Disney.

Epic story takes place over a 30-year period and examines the friendship of two men who take very divergent paths after prep school: One becomes an Ivy League-educated corporate lawyer, the other a mogul in the urban music biz.

“Savages” was originally acquired nearly six years ago by Hollywood Pictures for Caravan Pictures and Laurence Mark Prods. (Daily Variety, Sept. 22, 1995).

Handwritten’s Jarel Portman along with Screenworks’ Christopher Eberts and Malcolm Clarke will produce the film. American Entertainment Investors’ Joseph Cohen brokered the producers’ deal.

Imagine Nation’s Rowland Perkins and Billy Dietrich will serve as exec producers with Cohen.

Pierson, who was recently named president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, most recently directed the critically acclaimed “Conspiracy” for HBO. He is repped by CAA.

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