Friday, May 22, 2009


I tell you, my Uncle Will sure does know how to keep it moving. It was just announced that his company Overbrook Entertainment has partnered up with Sony Pictures Entertainment and are set to dive into the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Smith and Co. have obtained the bigscreen life rights to John Keller, an ex-Marine who orchestrated the rescue of 244 of his New Orleans neighbors after their building, the American Can Co., was flooded in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The five-story structure sat in 11 feet of water after the breach of the levees.

John Lee Hancock ("The Rookie")... is onboard to write and direct.

James Lassiter, Smith and Ken Stovitz are producing through their Sony-based Overbrook banner alongside Back Door Films' Makinde.

Nicknamed "The Can Man," Keller has been profiled in several publications, according to Variety. He has said that he was motivated to help not out of any financial gain, nor a desire to be a hero, but a concern for the elderly residents of his building.