‘Hunger Games’ Producer Nina Jacobson Signs First-Look Deal with Fox

Fox 2000 Pictures has signed a three-year first-look production agreement with “The Hunger Games” producer Nina Jacobson and partner Brad Simpson’s Color Force.

The announcement was made by Fox 2000 Pictures president Elizabeth Gabler.

Color Force and Fox 2000 previously partnered on the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” film series.

Senior VP Bryan Unkeless will oversee development for Color Force, which is developing a feature film adaptation of Robert Crais’ novel “Suspect” and will be the first project under the new deal.

Jacobson has just completed production on the third and fourth films in “The Hunger Games” franchise for Lionsgate, which has seen the first two films top $1.5 billion worldwide. “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” will be released on Nov. 21 followed by “Mockingjay – Part 2” on Nov. 20, 2015.

Jacobson picked up the movie rights to the Suzanne Collins trilogy in 2009 for $200,000 and sold them to Lionsgate for $1.25 million. Jennifer Lawrence was cast for the key role of Katniss Everdeen in 2011. 

Color Force also produced the film “One Day” for Focus Features and is developing movie adaptations of the novels “Where’d You Go, Bernadette,” “Crazy Rich Asians” and “The Goldfinch.”

Color Force also has a first-look cable TV deal with FX Productions with “OJ Simpson: The Run of His Life” set to premiere as a limited series on Fox in 2015.

Fox now has 26 first-look deals. The Color Force pact is the second at Fox 2000, which also has a deal with Karen Rosenfelt’s Sunswept Entertainment.

Jacobson and Color Force are represented by Skip Brittenham and Julian Zajfen of Ziffren Brittenham.

 

 

 

 

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