Millennium nears Katherine Heigl thriller

'Grey's Anatomy' star would topline and produce 'The Follower'

Millennium Films is in negotiations to acquire Tony Giglio’s new spec script “The Follower,” which Katherine Heigl is in talks to topline and produce through her Abishag banner.

Plot details have not been revealed, but the script is described as a thriller.

Heigl’s mother, manager and Abishag partner Nancy Heigl is also expected to produce.

The “Grey’s Anatomy” alum has been ramping up her producing career of late, taking executive producer credits on “The Ugly Truth,” ‘Life As We Know It” and “One for the Money,” an adaptation of the Janet Evanovich novel that Lionsgate will release Jan. 27. Thesp most recently wrapped Millennium’s comedy “The Wedding” and will soon be seen as part of the star-studded ensemble of Garry Marshall’s romantic comedy “New Year’s Eve,” which New Line opens this weekend.

Giglio is a production veteran who’s best known for writing and directing the 2005 Jason Statham actioner “Chaos.” He’s credited with the scripts for the two direct-to-DVD “Death Race” sequels and most recently wrote the action thriller “Arena,” which stars Samuel L. Jackson and Kellan Lutz. Giglio is also penning a sci-fi adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s novel “Heart of Darkness” for Radar Pictures.

Paradigm reps both Heigl and Giglio, who is also repped by New Wave Entertainment and attorney David Markman.

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