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OCT
31
2 YEARS

'Revenge' EPs, 'Deep Impact' Writer Developing Hollywood Murder-Mystery Drama at ABC

Michael Tolkin will write and executive produce "Hollywood & Vines," which revolves around a Hollywood family connected to an A-list actress' death.

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Michael Tolkin

ABC is looking for its next Revenge.

The network has given script orders to Hollywood & Vines, a Hollywood murder-mystery from writer-director Michael Tolkin and Revenge producers Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

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The drama revolves around three sisters from a dynastic Hollywood family whose lives are thrown into panic mode when they each discover how they're connected to and affected to an A-list actress when her body is found lifeless in her pool.

Author/filmmaker Tolkin will write and executive produce Hollywood & Vines for ABC Studios and Temple Hill, with the latter's Bowen and Godfrey on board as EPs.

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In addition to co-writing the screenplay for 1998's Deep Impact, Tolkin's credits also include features Nine, Levity and Changing Lanes. The author's 1988 book The Player was also converted for the big-screen with star Tim Robbins. He's repped by WME and Oasis.

The project comes after soapy mystery thriller Revenge has been a breakout hit for the network, which recently relocated the Emily VanCamp starrer to Sundays for its sophomore season.

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