4:00pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
Mila Kunis, Reese Witherspoon Sell Mystery Thrillers to ABC
ABC is looking to Mila Kunis and Reese Witherspoon for its next mystery thriller.
The network has picked up drama scripts from both actresses and their respective production companies.
First up is Black Stiletto, which hails from Kunis' ABC Studios-based Orchard Farm Productions. Based on the novels by Raymond Benson, the drama follows a young woman's evolution into a modern-day hero when a family secret from the past is revealed and puts the one family she's ever known in imminent danger.
Kunis will executive produce alongside Orchard's Cami Curtis, Susan Curtis and Lisa Sterbakov. Javier Grillo Marxuach (The 100, Lost) will pen the script for the ABC Studios entry. Tony Eldridge and Nancy Moonves also are attached to executive produce.
Orchard Farm is repped by CAA and Patti Felker; Grillo Marxuach with ICM Partners; and Eldridge and Moonves with CAA.
Second, the untitled Witherspoon drama is a romantic mystery involving a billionaire, newly acquitted for the murder of his wife and her lover, and the female detective who almost succeeded in putting him away.
Rob Long (Cheers, Sullivan & Son) will pen the script and executive produce alongside Witherspoon and her ABC Studios-based Pacific Standard topper Burna Papandrea. Rick Porras also will executive produce.
Long is repped by CAA and Holmes Weinberg; Witherspoon is with CAA.