Fox, Ridley Scott Set Scribe Kieran Fitzgerald For Pic Inspired By BBC’s ‘The Day Britain Stopped’

MIKE FLEMING JR
February 26, 2013
Fox, Ridley Scott Set Scribe Kieran Fitzgerald For Pic Inspired By BBC’s ‘The Day Britain Stopped’

EXCLUSIVE: Fox is wrapping up a deal for Kieran Fitzgerald to write the script for a reality-based disaster movie loosely inspired by the BBC faux-documentary The Day Britain Stopped. It will be developed as a potential directing vehicle for Ridley Scott.

Film Rites’ Steve Zaillian & Garrett Basch are producing with Scott Free’s Scott, Michael Schaefer, and Elishia Holmes. Kira Goldberg is overseeing for the studio. Fitzgerald is currently adapting The Tiger for Plan B and Focus. He garnered attention for his script Bambi, based on the life of former CIA agent Luis Posada. He’s repped by CAA.

Film Rites & Scott Free both have first-look deals at Fox, where they also have Wool in development with J Blakeson attached to adapt and direct. Zaillian and Scott previously teamed on American Gangster.

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