5 Projects Still Up for Grabs at AFM

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The American Film Market (AFM) at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

From an Allison Janney-Laura Dern starrer to George Miller's first movie since 'Mad Max: Fury Road,' these are some of the hottest films still ripe for picking.

Although the end of AFM 2018 is in sight as attendees contemplate life outside the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, these five top-tier projects were still on the block as of press time — though buyers were circling.

Breaking News in Yuba County
Sales: AGC Studios

Newly minted Oscar winner Allison Janney and Laura Dern team with The Help director Tate Taylor for this black comedy about a woman who becomes a celebrity after burying the body of her husband, who died when he was caught cheating.

Poms
Sales: Endeavor Content/Sierra Affinity 

Diane Keaton, coming off last year’s AFM hot-ticket project Book Club, stars in this feel-good comedy about a woman who moves into a retirement home and starts a cheerleading squad with her fellow residents, including Pam Grier and Jacki Weaver.  

Red Sonja
Sales: Millennium Films

The flame-haired comic book swordstress — famously played by Brigitte Nielsen in 1985 — gets a contemporary reboot at the hands of director Bryan Singer, who swung by AFM to give a major presentation to buyers.

Street Gang
Sales: The Exchange

The original creators and puppeteers behind Sesame Street reunite to discuss the groundbreaking show and explore its most experimental period in Marilyn Agrelo’s nostalgia-soaked doc, which will include never-before-seen footage.

Three Thousand Years of Longing
Sales: FilmNation, CAA

Mad Max helmer George Miller takes a detour after his success with Fury Road for a secretive fantasy romance believed to be centered around a genie. Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton are set to star.

This story first appeared in The Hollywood Reporter's Nov. 4 daily issue at the American Film Market.