Weinsteins’ spinning ‘Fan’

Mann to make helming debut

The Weinstein Co. is closing a deal to preemptively acquire the comedy pic “Fan Boys,” based on a screenplay by Adam F. Goldberg and Ernest Cline.

Weinstein Co. declined comment on the move. Pic follows a group of young, hardcore “Star Wars” fans from the Midwest determined to take their dying friend to Skywalker Ranch so that he can see the seminal sci-fi pic in its perfect setting before he dies.

Kyle Mann will make his feature helming debut on the project, which is being produced by the Trigger Street label’s Kevin Spacey, Dana Brunetti, Evan Astrowsky and Matthew Perniciaro.

Dan Fogler is set to star, and the pic — which is skedded to begin lensing Feb 1 — is casting the other roles.

More Film

  • Amandla Stenberg The Hate U Give

    Fox Dates 'The Hate U Give' Movie for Awards-Season Release

    The Weinstein Co. is closing a deal to preemptively acquire the comedy pic “Fan Boys,” based on a screenplay by Adam F. Goldberg and Ernest Cline. Weinstein Co. declined comment on the move. Pic follows a group of young, hardcore “Star Wars” fans from the Midwest determined to take their dying friend to Skywalker Ranch […]

  • 'Scarface' Slated for 35th Anniversary Re-Release

    Film News Roundup: 'Scarface' Set for 35th Anniversary Re-Release

    The Weinstein Co. is closing a deal to preemptively acquire the comedy pic “Fan Boys,” based on a screenplay by Adam F. Goldberg and Ernest Cline. Weinstein Co. declined comment on the move. Pic follows a group of young, hardcore “Star Wars” fans from the Midwest determined to take their dying friend to Skywalker Ranch […]

  • Caitriona Balfe Noah Jupe

    'Outlander' Star Caitriona Balfe, Noah Jupe Join Ford vs. Ferrari Movie

    The Weinstein Co. is closing a deal to preemptively acquire the comedy pic “Fan Boys,” based on a screenplay by Adam F. Goldberg and Ernest Cline. Weinstein Co. declined comment on the move. Pic follows a group of young, hardcore “Star Wars” fans from the Midwest determined to take their dying friend to Skywalker Ranch […]

  • Gal Gadot

    Gal Gadot Producing, Possibly Starring in Fidel Castro Journalism Drama

    The Weinstein Co. is closing a deal to preemptively acquire the comedy pic “Fan Boys,” based on a screenplay by Adam F. Goldberg and Ernest Cline. Weinstein Co. declined comment on the move. Pic follows a group of young, hardcore “Star Wars” fans from the Midwest determined to take their dying friend to Skywalker Ranch […]

  • Show Dogs

    'Show Dogs' to Undergo Edits Amid Concerns of 'Disturbing' Touching Scene

    The Weinstein Co. is closing a deal to preemptively acquire the comedy pic “Fan Boys,” based on a screenplay by Adam F. Goldberg and Ernest Cline. Weinstein Co. declined comment on the move. Pic follows a group of young, hardcore “Star Wars” fans from the Midwest determined to take their dying friend to Skywalker Ranch […]

  • Transformers: Age of Extinction

    'Transformers 7' Pulled From Paramount Schedule

    The Weinstein Co. is closing a deal to preemptively acquire the comedy pic “Fan Boys,” based on a screenplay by Adam F. Goldberg and Ernest Cline. Weinstein Co. declined comment on the move. Pic follows a group of young, hardcore “Star Wars” fans from the Midwest determined to take their dying friend to Skywalker Ranch […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content