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‘Froom’ at the top for Canal, APG

Scribe's credits include 'Sweet November'

Artists Production Group and Studio Canal have acquired the Herman Raucher-penned script “Ara/Froom,” based on Raucher’s novel “Maynard’s House.”

APG and Studio Canal plan to push “Ara/Froom” into production as soon as possible.

“We’re thrilled to be in business with Herman Raucher, one of Hollywood’s greatest writers,” said APG’s Cathy Schulman. “This script is an extraordinary piece of writing and we believe it will be a magnet for creative talent.”

Raucher was nominated for an 1972 Academy Award for his screenplay, based on unpublished factual material, “The Summer of ’42.” His writing credits include “Sweet November” (recently remade from his 1968 script), “Ode to Billy Joe” and “The Other Side of Midnight,” which he co-wrote with Daniel Taradash.

“Ara/Froom’s” story follows a Vietnam soldier who, after the war, takes residence in a house in Maine bequeathed to him by his closest friend, killed in battle. The soldier discovers that the house is possessed by the spirit of a witch murdered there 200 years earlier and who now has malevolent plans for the house’s newest owner.

Schulman will oversee the project with StudioCanal. APG execs Maya Richards and Dave Cohen brought the the venture inhouse.

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