EXCLUSIVE: Monarch Media has optioned Leah Kunnath’s comedy script Foreign and Familiar, and are presently setting it up as a movie, which Steve Barnett and Alan Powell will produce for the corporate.
Loosely based mostly on Kunnath’s personal teen years, International and Acquainted tells the story of a rebellious first-generation Indian-American teen who embarrasses her conventional Indian household, leading to her mother and father sending her to highschool in India to be taught extra about her tradition.
Monarch’s Vicky Patel will govt produce the undertaking with Adam Goldworm of Aperture Leisure.
Kunnath’s first comedy function script earned her a fellowship place with the Blacklist’s Minority Report initiative, and was additionally a semifinalist on the Austin Movie Competition.
Different initiatives within the works at Monarch, from Barnett, Powell and Patel, embrace Chris Pratt starrer The Black Belt, which Paul Briganti is directing from the Black Listing script by Randall Inexperienced, and One thing Right here, a musical combining nation, hip-hop and pop music with unique music from Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard. The staff additionally lately produced the household musical A Week Away, which bought to Netflix final 12 months.
Goldworm and Aperture are presently producing New Republic and Grady Hendrix’s Horrorstor, Paramount’s sci-fi thriller The Oberlin Incident, TriStar’s Vince McMahon biopic Pandemonium, directed by John Requa and Glenn Ficarra, and Searchlight’s Elijah, from director Alex Aja. Goldworm can be presently in put up on the indie thriller Monstrous starring Christina Ricci. He beforehand produced the indie hit My Good friend Dahmer and the Michael Caine-Aubrey Plaza drama Finest Sellers, exec producing Vin Diesel actioner, The Final Witch Hunter.
Kunnath is represented by Aperture Leisure and lawyer Ashley Silver of Brecheen Feldman.
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