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M’Max shows ‘Way’

Mini-major nabs George Reeves biopic in turnaround

Miramax has committed to make “Truth, Justice & the American Way,” a Paul Bernbaum-scripted drama based around the death of TV’s original Superman, George Reeves.

Miramax picked up the film after it was put in turnaround by USA. Michael and Mark Polish are set to direct and produce the film, which Miramax will cast quickly and put into production this year.

The film is perhaps the most sober of the many Superman projects that keep winding up on the bigscreen and TV. It has been a passion of the Polish duo, who wrote, directed and produced “Twin Falls Idaho” and just wrapped “Northfork” with James Woods and Nick Nolte.

The script has generated buzz around potential cast, with thesps like Benicio Del Toro mentioned as potential participants.

“Paul Bernbaum wrote a truly spectacular script, and we have long admired the work of the Polish brothers,” said Miramax exec veep of production Jon Gordon. “This is a quintessential Miramax project.”

Endeavor made the deal with Miramax production co-prexy Bob Osher.

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