GreeneStreet, Civil Dawn co-produce thriller
Spanish brothers David and Alex Pastor, who helmed “Carriers” for Paramount Vantage, are attached to direct their sophomore feature, U.S. thriller “Strange, but True.”“Strange” is a co-production between Ross Katz and Fred Berger’s Civil Dawn Pictures in L.A. and John Penotti and Tim Williams’ New York-based GreeneStreet Films. The screenplay is based on John Searles’ eponymous novel and written by Searles and Eric Garcia (“Matchstick Men”). “Strange” centers on a young woman who, five years after the death of her boyfriend, tells his parents she is pregnant with his baby. “It’s a dramatic thriller with a big heart in the line of ‘Fargo’ and ‘A Simple Plan,’” Alex Pastor told Daily Variety. “Strange” is now being cast with shooting skedded for February-March. Film Nation will handle international rights. Katz’s projects include “The Challenge,” a co-production with George Clooney and Grant Heslov’s Smoke House.