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Black List Scribe Eric Kirsten to Pen Ineffable's 'Potential' (Exclusive)

The sci-fi thriller is being produced by Raphael Kryszek and Jesse Israel.

Eric Kirsten Headshot - P 2013
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Ineffable Pictures has closed a deal with Black List scribe Eric Kirsten to pen the production company's latest project, the sci-fi thriller Potential.  

Kirsten's screenplay The Lighthouse, which centered on William Van Alen’s construction of the Chrysler Building, landed on the Black List in 2012 as one of Hollywood's favorite unproduced screenplays. Prior to his career as a screenwriter, Kirsten was the head of college basketball programming for ESPN.  

Details of the Potential storyline are being kept under wraps, but the project is based on an original idea. Raphael Kryszek and Jesse Israel are producing for the company.

“When we first came up with the idea for Potential, we knew we needed a sophisticated approach to the screenplay, and felt that Eric would be a perfect candidate to execute our vision," said Kryszek, president and founder of Ineffable.  Added Israel, svp of production, "We are extremely excited, no pun intended, about the potential of this project. Eric has taken one of our ideas and created a compelling and thrilling yet insightful film that we look forward to bringing to life."

Ineffable Pictures currently has multiple projects in the works, including Late Bloomer, starring Elijah Wood and Melissa Leo, which will be directed by Wilfred ep Randall Einhorn. The company is also working with Vampire Diaries boss Julie Plec on a film adaptation of Colleen Houck’s YA series Tiger’s Curse, currently in development at Paramount Pictures.

Kirsten is repped by Benderspink.