HOLLYWOOD — Steven Jay Rubin’s Fast Carrier Pictures has optioned rights to Renaissance murder mystery “A Fallen Angel,” a spec script by ex-U.S. Army officer Fred Chiaventone.
The tale, set in 16th century Italy, follows the events leading up to the trial of Beatrice Cenci, accused of murdering her father, a powerful nobleman. The affair polarized Rome society, even entangling the Papacy amid rumors of designs on Beatrice’s massive personal fortune.
Rubin, who has a first-look deal with Showtime, exec produced “Bleacher Bums” with Mitch Paradise for the cabler. He has been developing patriotic and WWII projects as features, including “American Mythic,” “The Himmler Strategem,” “Cut Off,” “A Silent Night” and remakes of “The Steel Helmet” and “A Walk in the Sun.”