Swinging at ‘Curve’

Original and Benderspink to finance pic

Neal Moritz’s Original Film, Benderspink and Mason Novick have bought the thriller script “Curve” by Kimberly Lofstrom Johnson, and will jointly produce.

Pic is described as a female-in-jeopardy thriller, along the lines of “Red Eye” and “Panic Room.”

Original and Benderspink will finance the pic.

Original is producing Columbia Pictures’ upcoming film “The Gridiron Gang,” starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and directed by Phil Joanou. Shingle is also prepping Universal’s “The Fast and the Furious 3.”

Benderspink and Novick most recently teamed on DreamWorks’ “Red Eye.” Benderspink also produced New Line’s “Monster-In-Law” and DreamWorks’ “The Ring 2.”

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