‘Changeling’ added to Howard’s schedule

Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment have purchased J. Michael Straczynski’s thriller “The Changeling,” which is being eyed by Ron Howard to direct. Story, billed as based on actual events, is about a mother who prays for the return of her kidnapped son. When her prayers are answered, however, she begins to suspect the boy who comes back is not her child. Straczynski is a leading comicbook writer with an exclusive deal with Marvel and several Spider-Man titles under his belt. He also created TV skein “Babylon 5.”

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