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Jacobs scores Miramax deal

Scribe pacts for multiple pix

NEW YORK — Miramax has signed scribe Robert Nelson Jacobs to a multipicture deal.

Jacobs will go to work on two projects Miramax has had in development: “House of Angels” and “Solomon Grundy.”

Jacobs (“Out to Sea,” the upcoming Disney animated feature “Dinosaur”) was recently tapped to adapt Joanne Harris’ novel “Chocolat” by Miramax director of development Michelle Raimo. Raimo will oversee the deal on behalf of the mini-major.

“Robert’s first draft of ‘Chocolat’ attracted Lasse Hallstrom to the project, and now, only a few months later, we are in pre-production,” said Miramax co-head Harvey Weinstein. “We are proud to continue to work with (him).”

A comedy set to be produced by the Gotham-based team of David Brown and Kit Golden, “Chocolat” concerns a young woman who comes to a small French village to become a pastry chef but ends up battling the local priest, who believes eating chocolate is a sin.

“House of Angels” is an adaptation of the Swedish film “Anglagard”; Cathy Konrad is attached to produce. “Solomon Grundy,” based on the Dan Gooch novel, concerns a newborn baby who becomes an adult in one day and lives an entire lifetime’s worth of experiences within one week.Senior veep of business and legal Steve Hutensky and VP of business and legal Eric Ross negotiated the deal on behalf of Miramax.

Jacobs is repped by the Gersh Agency’s Frank Wuliger and lawyered by Carlos Goodman.

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