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MGM acquires The Facttracker to produce live action feature film

MUMBAI: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) Pictures has acquired the rights to the children‘s book The Facttracker, which will be now produced into a live action feature film.

The Facttracker has been written by Carter Eaton,who will adapt the book into a screenplay along with his writing partner Ian Lendler.


MGM has roped in David Silverman (The Simpsons Movie, Monsters Inc.) to direct the film.


Shawn Levy, who directed Night at the Museum, will partner with Legally Blonde franchise producer Marc Platt to produce The Facttracker.


Levy will produce through his 21 Laps Entertainment Company, while Platt will produce through Marc Platt Productions.


"This is an incredibly rich family-film franchise where facts versus fiction. The film is battled out by a slew of dynamic, boldly drawn characters. It‘s exactly the kind of visual, heartfelt comedy that 21 Laps is looking to do. To pair such vivid material with superb creative partners like producer Marc Platt and filmmaker David Silverman is a thrill," said producer Shawn Levy.


MGM vice president production Becky Sloviter will oversee the development of the film with Cale Boyter, MGM executive vice president production.

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