NEW YORK — Screenwriter Oren Moverman (“Jesus’ Son”) has been attached to write period drama “Concordia” for producer Jawal Nga’s Gotham-based independent banner Tiny Dancer Films.
Character-driven story is set in rural Kansas during the final months of WWII.
Moverman has a number of projects in development around town, including his directing debut “Cordless.” Nerve.com and 33 Prods. are producing the dark comedy of spiritual rebirth spun around a Manhattan couple attempting to conceive a child.
The scripter also penned Nicholas Ray biopic “Interrupted” for Larry Clark and adapted William S. Burroughs’ “Queer,” which Steve Buscemi will direct.
Nga is in production in Memphis on director Ira Sachs’ music world drama “Forty Shades of Blue,” which stars Rip Torn and Dina Korzun; Sydney Pollack exec produces. Tiny Dancer also plans to make “Marriage,” a script by Sachs and Moverman set in early-1950s San Francisco about the tangled relationships of two best friends and the women they love.
Nga is in development with producers Ross Katz (“Lost in Translation”) and Jeff Levy-Hinte (“Thirteen”) on an adaptation of Kevin Canty’s dark teen novel “Into the Great Wide Open.”