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Peter Hedges to go 'Green' for Disney

MUMBAI: Peter Hedges has signed on to write and direct The Odd Life of Timothy Green, a modern-day fable for Disney. Green is based on an idea by Ahmet Zappa, who will produce with Scott Sanders.

Disney is keeping plot details under tight wraps, though it is understood to be a high priority for the studio as well as very personal to Zappa. Disney president of production Oren Aviv is overseeing with vp production LouAnne Brickhouse. Mara Jacobs is exec producing.


Zappa is a principal at Disney-based production shingle Monsterfoot Prods. and also runs Kingdom Comics, the studio‘s graphic novel publishing unit.


CAA-repped Hedges wrote and directed the Steve Carell dramedy Dan in Real Life for Disney. He was nominated for an Oscar for co-writing the adaptation of About a Boy and is working on Everything Changes a drama set up at Columbia with Tobey Maguire attached to star.

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Ramzan or Champions Trophy can't be an excuse for dull period at box office

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