CMP AND MERMAN DEVELOPING DANNY BROCKLEHURST DRAMA DIRTY FOR AMAZON
CMP and Merman, which produces MOTHERLAND for the BBC, and Kapital Entertainment, are in development with Amazon Studios for drama series DIRTY, written by Danny Brocklehurst (SAFE, SHAMELESS, THE DRIVER).
A funny, filthy, brutally honest look at modern lives, DIRTY is the story of a principled woman who takes her first steps into a world of moral complexity. She discovers that everyone has their secrets, and that everyone, to some extent, is dirty.
Caryn Mandabach and Jamie Glazebrook will executive produce for Caryn Mandabach Productions along with Sharon Horgan and Clelia Mountford for Merman, Aaron Kaplan and Dana Honor of Kapital Entertainment and Danny Brocklehurst.
Sharon Horgan said: “I love Danny’s writing and I loved this idea from the minute I read it. There’s an atmosphere and grit to it that feels very new. We’re delighted that we get to bring it to life”.
Danny Brocklehurst said: “I'm thrilled to be partnering with Caryn Mandabach Productions, Merman and Amazon to bring this unique show to life.”
Jamie Glazebrook, for Caryn Mandabach Productions, said, “In DIRTY Danny has created a truly surprising lead. I’m so happy to be working with Danny, Merman, Kapital and Amazon, which is the perfect home for a series that’s going to be hugely entertaining and deeply resonant.”
CMP AND ACADEMY AWARD WINNER ROTH TO ADAPT LEE NOVEL ‘HIGH DIVE’
Set in the English seaside town of Brighton, in the 1980s, HIGH DIVE is a re-imagining of the IRA bombing attack on The Grand Hotel, an attempt to assassinate then British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and key members of her government, during the Tory party conference. The New York Times, which picked Lee’s novel as a best book of the year, describes it as “devastating” and “inspired” and wrote that it brought to mind the work of Alfred Hitchcock. The material offers a timely exploration of the allure of extremism and presents a tense, nuanced, and gripping portrait of an assassination attempt that changed the face of global politics forever.
The four parter is to be written by the book’s author, Jonathan Lee, with Academy Award winner Eric Roth (FORREST GUMP, THE INSIDER, MUNICH) supervising. For television Mr. Roth was an Executive Producer on the American HOUSE OF CARDS, from its inception. He also serves as Executive Producer of the highly regarded BERLIN STATION, and the Emmy nominated Best Limited Series, THE ALIENIST.
Mr. Roth will also serve as Executive Producer, along with Jonathan Lee and Caryn Mandabach and Jamie Glazebrook for Caryn Mandabach Productions.
HIGH DIVE by Jonathan Lee is published by Alfred A. Knopf in the U.S., William Heinemann in the U.K., and is available in 12 languages. It was selected as a best book of the year by the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, New Yorker, and many other publications.
Caryn Mandabach said “Timeless in its depiction of how politics and politicians tend to crush the human spirit, Jonathan Lee’s brilliant book is more relevant now than ever. Of course, nothing more need be said about Eric. He is simply a master”.
Jonathan Lee said “It’s a huge thrill to work with Caryn and Eric on adapting my novel for the screen. I’m looking forward to reimagining the material for television.”
Eric Roth said, “HIGH DIVE is a literary tour de force, that rare combination of knuckle busting real life tension, and the deep-felt humanity, the heartbreak, of the lives that are affected.”
PEAKY BLINDERS WINS BEST DRAMA BAFTA
We are delighted to announce that the fourth series of Peaky Blinders has won the BAFTA for Best Drama Series at the 2018 TV BAFTAs.
FIVE BAFTA CRAFT NOMINATIONS FOR PEAKY BLINDERS
MAKE UP & HAIR DESIGN
FORBES NOONAN, BEN NORRINGTON,
JIM GODDARD, GRANT BRIDGEMAN
CARYN MANDABACH PRODUCTIONS OPTIONS ISHIGURO NOVEL FOR TV
Caryn Mandabach Productions has optioned the TV rights to Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel WHEN WE WERE ORPHANS. Ishiguro (The Remains of the Day, Never Let Me Go) is the recipient of the Booker Prize, as well as the Nobel Prize In Literature 2017.
WHEN WE WERE ORPHANS tells the story of Christopher Banks, a celebrated detective in 1930s London. His encounters with friends past and present lead him to unravel a mystery surrounding the disappearance of his parents during his childhood in Shanghai, China. It’s a journey into darkness with a profound sense of how historical events affect and shape our lives.
Ishiguro will executive produce, along with Caryn Mandabach and Jamie Glazebrook for Caryn Mandabach Productions.
Jamie Glazebrook, for Caryn Mandabach Productions, said, “Each one of Kazuo Ishiguro’s masterpieces contains a world so vivid that one feels one has lived inside it. WHEN WE WERE OPHANS is no exception – a psychological thriller like no other that extends across continents into the heart of a war. It’s a very personal adventure that resonates today, and we could not be more excited to bring this extraordinary story to the screen.”
Kazuo Ishiguro said, “TV has now become such an exciting way to tell stories - so much is possible - and I can’t tell you how thrilled I am about the company that gave us PEAKY BLINDERS developing my London/Shanghai ‘detective novel’ WHEN WE WERE ORPHANS.”