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IM Global Television Tunes Up Mozart Series and Ford-Ferrari Drama (EXCLUSIVE)

Peter Dinklage and Channing Tatum to executive produce “Driven” and “Glee” director Adam Shankman attached to “Coda”

Peter Dinklage (“Game of Thrones”) and Channing Tatum (“Magic Mike”) will executive produce “Driven,” a new drama project chronicling the rivalry between Henry Ford II and Enzo Ferrari, and their battle for supremacy at Le Mans.

The young Mozart will also come to the small screen in “Coda,” which will be penned by David K. Israel and directed by Adam Shankman (“Glee”).

IM Global Television is in Cannes this week looking for partners on the pair of high-end dramas.

“Driven” will be penned by Zak Schwartz (“Taken”) and follow the intense relationship between Henry Ford II, Henry Ford’s grandson, and Enzo Ferrari, against a backdrop of muscle cars, high-performance sports cars, and racing.

“22 Jump Street” producer Free Association and Estuary Films brought the project to IM Global TV, and its president of scripted, Mark Stern told Variety that he envisages the series as an international co-production.

“It has a really interesting feud element between the two men, which got very personal, as well as dealing with their personal lives. It feels like it will fit naturally in the American and international markets,” he said.

Channing Tatum and Reid Carolin of Free Association and Peter Dinklage and David Ginsberg of Estuary Films will executive produce series, which is slated to run to ten episodes. Tatum and Dinklage do not, at this point, have on-screen roles.

Adam Shankman’s Offspring Entertainment originated “Coda,” which shows a young Mozart, as genius and celebrity of his time, and will also depict the court of Marie Antoinette.

“It really captures a man who was a true genius, but through a lens we haven’t necessarily seen before,” Stern said. “It feels like a potent idea, and one that could travel really well. It is a mix of behind the scenes of the crown, and looking at Mozart as a temperamental artist who had his own following, and how he travelled through these worlds.”

IM Global TV is backed by Tang Media Partners and is at Mipcom with a diverse slate as it moves more deeply into unscripted, into Spanish-language programming, and also looks to fire up interest in Chinese drama from Tencent, which is one of its backers.

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