Will Gluck renews first look deal with Sony and prepares ‘Just Dance’ movie – The Hollywood Reporter
Before the release of the Peter Rabbit Following this, Will Gluck renewed his first contract with Sony Pictures.
As part of the pact, Gluck and his Olive Bridge banner set up several new projects at the studio, including an ensemble comedy at Screen Gems inspired by the Ubisoft video game. Just dance with a screenplay written by Amélie Gillette, Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka.
Other newly established projects include a modern Shakespeare narrative A lot of noise for nothing, based on a pitch by Ashley Bradley titled A lot of noise, and an English adaptation of the bestselling Japanese book and feature film Toho If cats disappeared from the world. Olive Bridge produces the latter with Masi Oka.
These features will join Sony projects already under development of the banner – Dodge, a remake of the French romantic comedy heist The last diamond, written by Gluck and Chris Bremner; and Spend, a sci-fi romance screenplay by Ken Kobayashi.
Gluck’s previous work with Sony includes Emma Stone’s comedy Easy, Friends with benefits and the musical from the movie Annie, which grossed over $ 350 million at the global box office. With the studio, it will soon be released on Peter Rabbit following Peter Rabbit 2: The Fugue, released on April 3, 2020.
Gluck, along with her production partner Jodi Hildebrand, announced the hiring of new Olive Bridge executive Gabby Zemer, who is joining the company from Blumhouse Productions, where she recently worked on the Black christmas remake.
For television, Gluck has a two-year global agreement with eOne and is the originator of series such as Bis on Disney + and I woke up on Hulu.
Olive Bridge is replaced by UTA and Sloan Offer.