Jamie Lee Curtis Inks First-Look Deal With Blumhouse
After collaborating on David Gordon Green’s Halloween, Jamie Lee Curtis and her Comet Pictures banner has signed a three-year deal with Jason Blum’s Blumhouse.
The first project under the deal, which is for both film and television, will be the Curtis-directed eco-horror movie Mother Nature, which centers on climate change. Curtis wrote the film with Russell Goldman, who also has been appointed as head of development for film and television at Comet Pictures.
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“I’m 61, and my motto now is: ‘If not now, when? If not me, who?' I’m excited to have a creative home to explore my own ideas and others. Jason and his team have made me feel welcome. Comet is ready to bring these stories to screen life,” Curtis said Tuesday in a statement.
Added Blum: “Jamie is a force of nature and was a real partner on Halloween. So it’s both an honor and incredibly apt that she’s making her first feature film as a director with Mother Nature."
Blumhouse recently signed first-look deals with Invisible Man director Leigh Whannell and has pacts with Sophia Takal and Gigi Saul Guerrero.
It was recently announced that Curtis will star in, direct and executive produce How We Sleep at Night: The Sara Cunningham Story for Lifetime after optioning the rights to Cunningham’s memoir last year. Her directing credits include an episode of Scream Queens.
Curtis is repped by CAA and Jackoway Austen.
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