Alcon makes a 'Substitution'
Acquires thriller from Ian Shorr and Steve CrystalAlcon Entertainment has acquired "Substitution," a thriller by Ian Shorr.
Steve Crystal, who came up with the story with Shorr and has a first-look deal with Alcon, is producing with Alcon's Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson.
The project follows an emotional high school senior who unwittingly becomes embroiled in a murder plot orchestrated by his substitute teacher.
Alcon senior development executive Steve Wegner is overseeing.
Crystal, who produces via his Charlie Co. shingle, is a one-time executive whose credits include serving as an executive producer on "The Missing."
Shorr has "Exempt" set up at Overture with Benderspink producing. He is repped by CAA and Benderspink.