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Director Anthony Hemingway, known for helming episodes of Underground, American Crime Story and Empire, has signed on to helm indie Bury the Lead.
The journalism drama, written by Justin Kremer, was on the 2013 Black List. It centers on a talented journalist on a quest for a Pulitzer Prize who fabricates a compelling news story. But when his concocted conspiracy becomes real, right and wrong become entangled as his career, family and life are engulfed in murder and mayhem.
Bury the Lead will be the first project from new production banner Elston Films. Elston principals DeAnna Cooper, Kevin Cooper, Billy Dec and Kat Stephans are producing while Madhouse Entertainment’s Adam Kolbrenner is executive producing.
“Anthony’s directorial approach and his ‘sui generis’ vision really allows the audience to live inside the space,” explains Cooper, president of Elston Films.
Hemingway directed the 2012 film Red Tails, starring Terrence Howard and Cuba Gooding Jr., and he was nominated for an Emmy for directing FX’s The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. He most recently directed and executive produced the hit series Underground, starring Jurnee Smollett-Bell, and served as an exec producer and director on American Crime Story. He also directed an episode of FOX’s new series Shots Fired. He’s repped by WME.
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