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Scribe lands ‘Dream’ gig

Pustay breaks into Fortress

Nick Pustay has been hired to adapt Elizabeth Swados’ novel “Dreamtective” for Fortress Entertainment and producer David Permut.

“Dreamtective” is a teen fantasy about a teenager who discovers she can enter other people’s dreams. Fortress’ Patrick Rizzotti and Brett Forbes will exec produce.

Ken Walz will co-produce along with Permut Presentations’ VP Steve Longi, who is overseeing development with Fortress veep Mike Gozzard.

Walz brought the book to Permut, which in turn took it to Fortress, a company formed earlier this year to finance early film development.

Adapting ‘Gospel’

Pustay is adapting “Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal” for Mission Entertainment. He also adapted the bestselling young adult novel “Star Girl” for Nickelodeon and Paramount.

Fortress funded Endgame Entertainment’s acquisition of Andy Behrman’s “Electroboy,” with Tobey Maguire attached to star, and has partnered with Thunder Road Prods. to produce “Bull,” based on the true story of three celebrated bull riders.

Permut Presentations’ eclectic slate includes “Charlie Bartlett,” which Jay Roach is attached to direct at Fox Searchlight; “Brother Sam,” based on the life of comedian Sam Kinison, which Tom Shadyac is attached to direct at Universal; and Lions Gate’s “Youth Revolt,” which Gustin Nash is attached to helm.

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