EXCLUSIVE: LBI Leisure has signed BAFTA Award-nominated author, director and producer John Lee Hancock for administration, Deadline has realized.
Finest recognized for such his present for guiding big-name stars like Sandra Bullock, Tom Hanks and Michael Keaton towards main important and industrial success with movies like The Blindside, Saving Mr. Banks and The Founder, Hancock’s titles as a director have collectively grossed almost $600M worldwide.
A sports activities drama written and directed by Hancock, which introduced Bullock her first Oscar, The Blind Facet tailored Michael Lewis’ 2006 guide of the identical title, which informed the story of Michael Oher, a homeless youth who rose to NFL glory with the assistance of the caring household that took him in as their very own.
The Hancock-helmed The Founder starred Keaton as ruthless McDonald’s empire builder Ray Kroc, whereas the director’s Disney drama Saving Mr. Banks informed the story of writer P.L. Travers’ (Emma Thompson) encounters with Walt Disney (Hanks) as he seemed to adapt her Mary Poppins books for the display.
Hancock most just lately wrote and directed Netflix’s horror-drama Mr. Harrigan’s Cellphone, starring Donald Sutherland and Jaeden Martell, which tailored Stephen King’s novella of the identical title. He previous to that wrote, directed and produced the crime thriller The Little Issues, starring Denzel Washington, Rami Malek and Jared Leto, which was launched concurrently in theaters and on HBO Max by Warner Bros amid the Covid pandemic.
Extra credit for the multi-hyphenate embody the Netflix crime thriller The Highwaymen, starring Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson, which he directed and exec produced; the basic Disney baseball drama The Rookie with Dennis Quaid, which he directed; and Disney’s fantasy pic Snow White and the Huntsman, grossing over $396M worldwide, which he co-wrote.
Additionally developing for Hancock is a brand new AMC sequence out of the Anne Rice Cinematic Universe, which he’ll write and showrun. He continues to be represented by CAA, Slate PR and Del Shaw Moonves.