'Secretariat' helmer developing faith-based drama for studio
DeVon Franklin is overseeing the project for the studio. An ordained preacher whom Sony just upped to senior VP of production, Franklin has a strong handle on commercial material geared toward the faith-based market, having published the inspirational self-help book “Produced by Faith” last year. Wallace has been looking to get back in the saddle since directing Disney’s “Secretariat” in 2010. Helmer recently signed on to direct WWII pic “The Conscientious Objector” for Walden Media, and the Oscar-nominated “Braveheart” scribe also agreed to write the action-adventure pic “Gunslingers” for New Regency and star Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Picture Show Prods. banner. Wallace will serve as a producer on the latter project. He’s repped by WME and Media Talent Group.