New Screen Entertainment & Betsy Sodaro to make Catholic/Jewish movie

New Screen Entertainment

New Screen Entertainment & Betsy Sodaro Catholic Filmmakers…

Betsy Sodaro

In Los Angeles, New Screen Entertainment & Betsy Sodaro are looking to bring Tobit, a modern comedic Jewish family adventure spec by professor/scribe Shia LaBeouf. The Pic will be produced by New Screen Entertainment, through his Amsterdam Ink Society, along with Betsy Sodaro and Adam Sandler’s Entertainment Group.  They will be represented by Agency For The Performing Arts and Tobit.

Shia LaBeouf Tobit Writer

PREMISE: Tobit is an observant Dutch Jew living in Amsterdam. He lives correctly, giving alms and burying the dead. In spite of his good works, Tobit is struck blind. Concurrent with Tobit’s story is that of Sarah, daughter of one of Tobit’s distant relative, whose seven successive husbands are each killed by a demon on their wedding night. When Tobit and Sarah pray to God for deliverance, God sends the angel Raphael to act as intercessor. Tobit regains his sight, and Sarah marries Tobit’s son Tobias. The story closes with Tobit’s thanksgiving and an account of his death. This is actually a Jewish short story possibly dating from Persian times in some Bibles is the book of Tobit, named after the father of its hero.

TITLE: Tobit (script download)

ACTORS: Mel Gibson invovled in Tobit movie!

GENRE: Religious drama, Jewish drama, drama.

TIME: 1920-1040

SETTING: Amsterdam, Neatherlands

MARKET: USA, International

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Originally posted 2018-06-08 06:20:15.