Overture builds to two-year Crescendo deal


Overture Films has signed a two-year, first-look deal with Don Cheadle's production company, Crescendo Prods.

Crescendo, which along with Cheadle is run by Lenore Zerman and Kay Liberman, has a Miles Davis biopic in development as well as "Marching Powder," a drug tale it is set to produce with Plan B.

It's also looking to develop projects in less dramatic genres like comedies and young-adult.

"We don't necessarily have a specific genre; what we want is character-driven material that's well-written and has a foundation in reality," Zerman said.

Overture and Crescendo collaborated on "Traitor," the Cheadle-toplined government thriller that grossed $24 million this year.