Barry Josephson steers sci-fi pic

Producer partners with Straight Up Films

Straight Up Films has partnered with producer Barry Josephson on an untitled sci-fi project with siblings David and Ian Purchase directing.

Script is being penned by Edward and Chris Borey (“Continue”) with Straight Up financing the development. Details are being kept under wraps.

Straight Up partners Marisa Polvino and Kate Cohen will produce alongside Josephson. Annie Marter, who brought the project to Straight Up, will exec produce along with Alexander Young for Josephson Entertainment.

The Purchase brothers directed short film “Escape From City 17.” “We’re very focused on developing studio-caliber fare and saw this as a great opportunity to get on board a high quality project from the ground up,” Cohen said.

Josephson produced “Enchanted” and “Life as We Know It.”CAA reps the Boreys and the Purchases. It will represent the film’s distribution rights.

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