Overture nabs heist pitch

State Street Pictures producing Richard Wenk's project

Richard Wenk has sold a twist-laden untitled heist pitch to Overture Films.

State Street Pictures, the shingle run by director-producer George Tillman Jr. ("Notorious"), brought the pitch to Overture, where it has a production deal. Tillman and Robert Teitel from State Street are producing with Richard Arlook, who manages Wenk. Matt Pritzker is executive producing and Rene Rigal is overseeing for State Street.

State Street and Overture collaborated on last year's "Nothing Like the Holidays."

Tillman and Overture CEO Chris McGurk have a relationship that goes back to when the latter was COO and vice chairman of MGM, which released the Tillman-produced "Barbershop" and "Beauty Shop" films.

Wenk, repped by Gersh and the Arlook Group, wrote the 2006 Warner Bros. crime drama "16 Blocks." He also wrote and directed "Vamp" and "Just the Ticket."

Arlook, a former Gersh partner, is in postproduction on "Waiting for Forever," an independent film directed by James Keach that stars Richard Jenkins and Rachel Bilson.
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