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Dan Fogelman’s Romance ‘Life Itself’ Movie in the Works

FilmNation Entertainment has tapped “Cars” scribe Dan Fogelman to direct his romance screenplay “Life Itself” with shooting starting in March in New York and Spain.

FilmNation will fully finance, produce and handle international sales for the film while WME handles U.S. rights. Temple Hill’s Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey, whose credits include “The Fault in Our Stars” and the Maze Runner franchise, will produce with FilmNation.

The story is a multi-generational love story, weaving together a number of characters whose lives intersect over the course of decades from the streets of New York to the Spanish countryside and back. Producers are currently casting but no actors have been attached.

Fogelman’s writing credits include the three “Cars” movies, “Tangled,” “Bolt,” “Crazy, Stupid, Love,” “Last Vegas,” “The Guilt Trip” and “Danny Collins,” which he also directed.

Dan Fogelman has one of the most original voices in cinema today,” said FilmNation Entertainment CEO Glen Basner. “He’s got a gift for telling stories that are both surprising and moving, and we’re so excited to make this film with him and our friends Marty and Wyck at Temple Hill

Fogelman will have two new drama series debuting in the 2016-17 season, both which he created and will executive produce: NBC’s “This Is Us” and Fox’s “Pitch,” which is being produced in cooperation with Major League Baseball. Fogelman’s period musical comedy “Galavant” ran for two seasons.

Fogelman is repped by WME, Management 360, and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Hertz & Goldring. The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.

 

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