I guess fiction is safer to their world views.
CBS Films picks up thriller script
Marc Maurino's original script follows ATF agent's descent into corruption
By Jeff Sneider
CBS Films has pre-emptively purchased rights to Marc Maurino's original script "Inside the Machine."
ContraFilm brought the project to CBS, with company principals Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson are attached to produce.
The action thriller follows an undercover ATF agent's journey into the heart of the Murder Machine, a vicious cartel ruled by a criminal mastermind. As the strain on his family mounts and he finds himself increasingly seduced by the power and violence of his undercover persona, the agent must determine how far he will go to serve justice.
CBS Films' VP of Production Mark Ross and creative exec Ryan Conroy will oversee for the studio. Creative exec Alex Church brought the project to ContraFilm.
Maurino is repped by UTA and Circle of Confusion, while Flynn and Vinson are repped by attorney Adam Kaller of Hansen Jacobson.
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LATER: So, I sent a copy of this to the author, Jeff Sneider, and this what he immediately shot back:
From: Sneider, Jeff (RBI-US) (RBI-US)
Sent: Wed, May 11, 2011 5:57 pm
Subject: Re: Wouldn't CBS make more ad money & get better ratings by actually AIRING and supporting Sharyl Attkisson's news pieces on the Gunwalker scandal?
Don't email me again
To which I responded:
Don't worry. I'd hate to be responsible for wrecking your Hollywood world view too. Probably put you in rehab or something.