HBO Max Acquires Catching Out from Writer Nic Sheff
Deadline is reporting that HBO Max has acquired the feature pitch for Catching Out, scripted by Nic Sheff (13 Reasons Why, Beautiful Boy, Recovery Road) and produced by 13 Reasons Why creator Brian Yorkey and Makeready’s Brad Weston.
The drama that serves as an exploration of a youth subculture fell into a competitive situation before the upcoming streamer closed the deal.
In addition to creating the controversial Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, Yorkey also won the Tony and Pulitzer for Broadway’s Next to Normal. Sheff worked with Yorkey as a co-producer, writer and story editor on 13 Reasons Why, and he was played by Timothée Chalamet in the film Beautiful Boy, which chronicled his addiction struggle in a movie that combined Nic’s memoir, Tweak, with the one written by his father David Sheff, which was titled Beautiful Boy.
Jeff Sommerville will serve as executive producer for Catching Out. Makeready’s Negin Salmasi will co-produce with Kat Ramberg executive producing.
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