Gold Circle gets ‘Naked’

Unit acquires Matthew Chapman's comic script

Gold Circle Films has acquired “Naked,” a comic script about an insurance salesman who vows to run from Santa Monica to Studio City to prove himself to his wife and save their failing marriage.

Matthew Chapman wrote the script, which Gold Circle’s Paul Brooks acquired in turnaround from Sony Pictures.

David Permut will produce with Brooks, with Steve Longi co-producing.

The comedy is based on “The Naked Man,” a short story written by Brazil-based author Fernando Sabino. The Gold Circle deal marks the end of a decade-long ordeal for Chapman, whose credits include “Runaway Jury” and Tony Kaye’s upcoming “Black Water Transit.”

The project languished until Sabino died. Chapman enlisted Permut, who worked previously with the writer on the Alan Pakula-directed “Consenting Adults,” and they tracked down Sabino’s heirs and made the rights deal. Chapman’s WMA reps sold it to Gold Circle.

More Film

  • Barry Levinson to Be Feted at

    Barry Levinson to Be Feted at Karlovy Vary Film Festival

    Gold Circle Films has acquired “Naked,” a comic script about an insurance salesman who vows to run from Santa Monica to Studio City to prove himself to his wife and save their failing marriage. Matthew Chapman wrote the script, which Gold Circle’s Paul Brooks acquired in turnaround from Sony Pictures. David Permut will produce with […]

  • Spanish Film Director Alejandro Amenabar Poses

    Movistar + Moves Into Original Film With Alejandro Amenábar's Next Project (EXCLUSIVE)

    Gold Circle Films has acquired “Naked,” a comic script about an insurance salesman who vows to run from Santa Monica to Studio City to prove himself to his wife and save their failing marriage. Matthew Chapman wrote the script, which Gold Circle’s Paul Brooks acquired in turnaround from Sony Pictures. David Permut will produce with […]

  • 'The Pluto Moment' Review

    Cannes Film Review: 'The Pluto Moment'

    Gold Circle Films has acquired “Naked,” a comic script about an insurance salesman who vows to run from Santa Monica to Studio City to prove himself to his wife and save their failing marriage. Matthew Chapman wrote the script, which Gold Circle’s Paul Brooks acquired in turnaround from Sony Pictures. David Permut will produce with […]

  • 'Carmen and Lola' Review: By-the-Numbers Roma

    Cannes Film Review: 'Carmen and Lola'

    Gold Circle Films has acquired “Naked,” a comic script about an insurance salesman who vows to run from Santa Monica to Studio City to prove himself to his wife and save their failing marriage. Matthew Chapman wrote the script, which Gold Circle’s Paul Brooks acquired in turnaround from Sony Pictures. David Permut will produce with […]

  • Dark Crimes Jim Carrey review

    Film Review: Jim Carrey in 'Dark Crimes'

    Gold Circle Films has acquired “Naked,” a comic script about an insurance salesman who vows to run from Santa Monica to Studio City to prove himself to his wife and save their failing marriage. Matthew Chapman wrote the script, which Gold Circle’s Paul Brooks acquired in turnaround from Sony Pictures. David Permut will produce with […]

  • Buster Keaton

    Film News Roundup: City of Los Angeles Names June 16 Buster Keaton Day

    Gold Circle Films has acquired “Naked,” a comic script about an insurance salesman who vows to run from Santa Monica to Studio City to prove himself to his wife and save their failing marriage. Matthew Chapman wrote the script, which Gold Circle’s Paul Brooks acquired in turnaround from Sony Pictures. David Permut will produce with […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content