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Bad Robot Options Thriller Pitch From Ed Hemming, Writer On ‘The Crown’

Bad Robot Options Thriller Pitch From Ed Hemming, Writer On ‘The Crown’

Exclusive: J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot has optioned an untitled feature pitch from The Crown writer Ed Hemming following a competitive auction.

Plot details are being kept under wraps on the in-demand pitch, which is understood to be a high school-set thriller in the present day with a socially relevant twist. The project was pitched as a TV or film project but Bad Robot is positioning it as a movie.

Hemming is the second-lead writer on The Crown after creator Peter Morgan. The Brit was across 20 episodes of the hit Netflix show. He was previously an assistant producer on BAFTA-winning ITV mini-series The Lost Honour Of Christopher Jefferies.

Bad Robot’s horror-action pic Overlord rolls out globally this fall. The Cloverfield Paradox debuted on Netflix earlier this year. Movies in the works include Allison Janney starrer Lou and Lena Dunham’s adaptation of Syrian refugee story A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea,

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