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TNT has nabbed a spec script from drama vet John Scott Shepherd, with Scott Winant on board to direct.

The project set in Tacoma, Wash., is described as a thriller involving a monster mythology, two newcomers to the town and a fallen FBI profiler. Producer Nicky Weinstock is shepherding for TNT through his Invention Film Co. Shepherd, Winant and Weinstock exec produce.

Shepherd and Winant most recently collaborated on the NBC half-hour “Save Me,” starring Anne Heche. Weinstock’s Invention Film is juggling feature projects at 20th Century Fox, New Regency, CBS Films and Lionsgate. Weinstock also has a separate  exec gig overseeing creative affairs for Debmar-Mercury’s sitcom division.

Shepherd is repped by Paradigm and attorney Joel McKuin. Winant’s with CAA and attorney Jeanne Newman.

 

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