You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Fortress sweet on ‘Syrup’

Shingle options Barry's satirical tome

Fortress Entertainment has optioned bestselling author Max Barry’s novel “Syrup,” which he’ll adapt for the bigscreen.

Satirical book tells the story of Scat, a twentysomething slacker who gets a million-dollar idea for a new soda. But first he has to deal with a street-smart, mini skirt-wearing corporate assassin, who may be the love of Scat’s life or just ripping off his idea off.

Brett Forbes and Patrick Rizzotti of Fortress will produce, with VP Mike Gozzard overseeing development for the shingle.

Barry’s first novel, “Jennifer Government,” is being developed by George Clooney and Steven Soderbergh’s Section Eight. His latest novel, “Company,” was recently published by Doubleday.

Fortress is producing Lionsgate’s “P.D.R.,” written by Michael Smith and Michael Gozzard, as well as “The Road Back,” starring Chris Cooper.

More Film

  • 'Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk'

    Film Review: 'Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk'

    Fortress Entertainment has optioned bestselling author Max Barry’s novel “Syrup,” which he’ll adapt for the bigscreen. Satirical book tells the story of Scat, a twentysomething slacker who gets a million-dollar idea for a new soda. But first he has to deal with a street-smart, mini skirt-wearing corporate assassin, who may be the love of Scat’s […]

  • Berlin: Asian Brilliant Stars Hands out

    Berlin: Asian Brilliant Stars Hands out Talent Awards

    Fortress Entertainment has optioned bestselling author Max Barry’s novel “Syrup,” which he’ll adapt for the bigscreen. Satirical book tells the story of Scat, a twentysomething slacker who gets a million-dollar idea for a new soda. But first he has to deal with a street-smart, mini skirt-wearing corporate assassin, who may be the love of Scat’s […]

  • Berlinale -- 2018 -- Norway's 'Home

    Norway's 'Home Ground’ Bows in Berlinale Series

    Fortress Entertainment has optioned bestselling author Max Barry’s novel “Syrup,” which he’ll adapt for the bigscreen. Satirical book tells the story of Scat, a twentysomething slacker who gets a million-dollar idea for a new soda. But first he has to deal with a street-smart, mini skirt-wearing corporate assassin, who may be the love of Scat’s […]

  • Kiersey Clemons

    Kiersey Clemons to Star in Jonás Cuarón's 'Zorro' Movie

    Fortress Entertainment has optioned bestselling author Max Barry’s novel “Syrup,” which he’ll adapt for the bigscreen. Satirical book tells the story of Scat, a twentysomething slacker who gets a million-dollar idea for a new soda. But first he has to deal with a street-smart, mini skirt-wearing corporate assassin, who may be the love of Scat’s […]

  • Kristen Bell Pandas

    Film News Roundup: Kristen Bell to Narrate 'Pandas' Documentary for Imax

    Fortress Entertainment has optioned bestselling author Max Barry’s novel “Syrup,” which he’ll adapt for the bigscreen. Satirical book tells the story of Scat, a twentysomething slacker who gets a million-dollar idea for a new soda. But first he has to deal with a street-smart, mini skirt-wearing corporate assassin, who may be the love of Scat’s […]

  • Lupita Nyong'o Trevor Noah

    Lupita Nyong'o to Star in Trevor Noah Biopic 'Born a Crime'

    Fortress Entertainment has optioned bestselling author Max Barry’s novel “Syrup,” which he’ll adapt for the bigscreen. Satirical book tells the story of Scat, a twentysomething slacker who gets a million-dollar idea for a new soda. But first he has to deal with a street-smart, mini skirt-wearing corporate assassin, who may be the love of Scat’s […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content