New Regency on Grimm

Film will be based on series' first three books

Josephson Entertainment and New Regency Prods. have acquired author Michael Buckley’s children’s book series “The Sisters Grimm.” Barry Josephson will produce.

Pic will be based on the first three books in the projected nine-volume series; four are available in 15 languages and have sold more than half a million copies. Story weaves the tale of orphaned sisters Sabrina and Daphne Grimm, descendants of the Brothers Grimm, on a quest to find their parents.

“We had a lot of people who were interested, but it didn’t seem like there was anybody who could actually get it made,” said Buckley of the deal. “And I didn’t want to hand the books over and let them sit. Also, I wanted to find people who could make a movie that a parent could enjoy as well as a kid.”

“People all over the world have grown up with Grimm’s Fairy Tales, and we see this as a huge family adventure franchise,” said VP of entertainment Danica Radovanov. Creative executive Alexander F. Young brought the project to the company.

Josephson Entertainment is in pre-production with “They Came From Upstairs.” Barry Josephson will produce Disney’s upcoming “Enchanted,” the Kevin Lima-helmed live-action meets animation pic starring Patrick Dempsey, Amy Adams and Susan Sarandon.

Upcoming New Regency releases include the Doug Liman-helmed “Jumper,” “Alvin and the Chipmunks,” and “Starship Dave” with Eddie Murphy.

More Film

  • Anita Hill

    Anita Hill Chairs Hollywood Anti-Sexual Harassment Commission Formed by Top Execs

    Josephson Entertainment and New Regency Prods. have acquired author Michael Buckley’s children’s book series “The Sisters Grimm.” Barry Josephson will produce. Pic will be based on the first three books in the projected nine-volume series; four are available in 15 languages and have sold more than half a million copies. Story weaves the tale of […]

  • Warren Beatty

    Arnon Milchan Sues Warren Beatty Over 'Rules Don't Apply' Flop

    Josephson Entertainment and New Regency Prods. have acquired author Michael Buckley’s children’s book series “The Sisters Grimm.” Barry Josephson will produce. Pic will be based on the first three books in the projected nine-volume series; four are available in 15 languages and have sold more than half a million copies. Story weaves the tale of […]

  • Oscar Isaac Addams Family

    Oscar Isaac in Talks to Voice Gomez Addams in Animated 'Addams Family' Movie

    Josephson Entertainment and New Regency Prods. have acquired author Michael Buckley’s children’s book series “The Sisters Grimm.” Barry Josephson will produce. Pic will be based on the first three books in the projected nine-volume series; four are available in 15 languages and have sold more than half a million copies. Story weaves the tale of […]

  • Jennifer Lawrence

    Publicists for Jennifer Lawrence, Daisy Ridley, Amy Adams Form New Firm

    Josephson Entertainment and New Regency Prods. have acquired author Michael Buckley’s children’s book series “The Sisters Grimm.” Barry Josephson will produce. Pic will be based on the first three books in the projected nine-volume series; four are available in 15 languages and have sold more than half a million copies. Story weaves the tale of […]

  • Hannah Marks Liana Liberato

    Hannah Marks, Liana Liberato to Star in High School Comedy 'Banana Split'

    Josephson Entertainment and New Regency Prods. have acquired author Michael Buckley’s children’s book series “The Sisters Grimm.” Barry Josephson will produce. Pic will be based on the first three books in the projected nine-volume series; four are available in 15 languages and have sold more than half a million copies. Story weaves the tale of […]

  • NOR_D01_053017_9621_R2 – L-R: Tom Hanks (Ben

    Steven Spielberg's 'The Post' to Open Palm Springs Film Festival

    Josephson Entertainment and New Regency Prods. have acquired author Michael Buckley’s children’s book series “The Sisters Grimm.” Barry Josephson will produce. Pic will be based on the first three books in the projected nine-volume series; four are available in 15 languages and have sold more than half a million copies. Story weaves the tale of […]

  • Willa Fitzgerald

    'The Goldfinch' Movie Adaptation Casts Willa Fitzgerald (EXCLUSIVE)

    Josephson Entertainment and New Regency Prods. have acquired author Michael Buckley’s children’s book series “The Sisters Grimm.” Barry Josephson will produce. Pic will be based on the first three books in the projected nine-volume series; four are available in 15 languages and have sold more than half a million copies. Story weaves the tale of […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content