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Lionsgate, ‘San Andreas’ Producer Developing Exorcism Thriller

Lionsgate is developing a movie based on a true-life exorcism project with “San Andreas” producer Beau Flynn at FlynnPictureCo and Scott Glassgold at Ground Control Entertainment.

Lionsgate picked up the rights to the untitled movie from screenwriters Evan Turner and Harrison Query. Details of the plot are being kept under wraps other than the fact that the exorcism took place on a military base.

Scott Sheldon will oversee the project for FlynnPictureCo. Bobby Cohen and Meredith Wieck will oversee at Lionsgate.

Flynn has produced a pair of supernatural thrillers dealing with exorcism — 2005’s “The Exorcism of Emily Rose” for Sony/Screen Gems, which grossed $144 million worldwide, and 2011’s “The Rite” for New Line. His other credits include the two “Journey to the Center of the Earth” films, “Hercules,” “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” and the upcoming “Baywatch.”

Glassgold has “The Flying Man” set up Sony and reps Query, who was hired in May to adapt NYPD scandal drama “Honor for Sale” for Cross Creek.

Turner is a former Walden Media executive who sold action comedy “Partners,” with Mark Wahlberg attached to star.

Turner is repped at WME and Bloom Hergott. Query is repped at UTA, Ground Control and Hirsh Wallerstein.

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