White Stripes Entertainment & Jim Gaffigan to make Catholic/Jewish movie

White Stripes Entertainment

White Stripes Entertainment & Jim Gaffigan Catholic Filmmakers…

Jim Gaffigan

In Culver City, White Stripes Entertainment & Jim Gaffigan are looking to bring Tobit, a modern comedic Jewish family adventure spec by professor/scribe Tyler Labine. The Pic will be produced by White Stripes Entertainment, through his Amsterdam Ink Society, along with Jim Gaffigan and Adam Sandler’s Entertainment Group.  They will be represented by Agency For The Performing Arts and Tobit.

Tyler Labine 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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The producer read it immediately and phoned me. He was shocked that I had made such major changes. Moreover, he didn’t like this version better but worse. We had a long, serious phone chat.

I liked the new version of the script. The female antagonist, whom the producer did like, remained and so did the scam. But now the younger protagonist and antagonist ended up together—a dark love story embraced the thriller. I sent off the new script with high hopes.

But that’s what the producer wanted, and so I started a major rewrite. He also disliked the title. I changed it to Earthly Desires, which he loved.

The first thing the producer wanted to do was to lower the age of the protagonist to 30s or even 20s! Well. By my way of thinking, this would change everything in very major ways. I couldn’t imagine a younger protagonist portraying the naive, shy, aging scholar around whom the whole story turned.

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Getting Ready to Write

RESOLUTION: The wife learns how important her husband and family are to her. She confronts the ex and gets him to go with her to see the husband, where the ex tells the truth. She and her husband reunite with a new appreciation, and a new passion, for their marriage.

ACT TWO PLOT POINT: She can’t go through with sleeping with him but they are seen together at the motel. The news gets back to the husband, who moves out with their kids.

MIDPOINT: She gives in to the romantic overtures of the ex, starts seeing him on the sly. Later she’ll agree to meet him at a motel, to sleep with him.