EXCLUSIVE: Fox 2000 has setMichael Sucsy to direct Dare Me, an adaptation of the Megan Abbott novel that is described as Heathersmeets Fight Club, with teenage cheerleaders. The studio is courtingNatalie Portman to star in the film that was scripted by Abbott. Karen Rosenfelt is producing.
Sucsy directed the HBO pic Grey Gardens and then followed with the Screen Gems hit The Vow, which starred Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams. This is new terrain because this is edgy stuff. Sucsy is separately attached to helm the Beach Boys film as well as Straight No Chaser and Black Widow. He’s repped by CAA and Anonymous Content, Portman by CAA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners. Portman is wrapping production on Jane Got A Gun, the Gavin O’Connor-directed Western on which she is a producer, and which she stars in with Joel Edgerton, Noah Emmerich and Ewan McGregor.
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Patricia (Patti) Abbott
Patricia Abbott is the author of more than 125 stories that have appeared online, in print journals and in various anthologies. She is the author of two ebooks, MONKEY JUSTICE and HOME INVASION and co-editor of DISCOUNT NOIR. She won a Derringer award for her story "My Hero." She lives outside Detroit.