Sunday 28 December 2014

Grey's writer to pen Clooney's film

Published 15/07/2014 | 13:43

George Clooney is producing drug smuggling drama Coronado High
George Clooney is producing drug smuggling drama Coronado High

Grey's Anatomy screenwriter Debora Cahn could be penning the script for Coronado High, which George Clooney is producing, according to reports.

Debora, a long-time writer and consulting producer on the medical drama, is tipped to work on the movie, said the Hollywood Reporter.

Coronado High, based on Joshua Bearman's Atavist article, follows a hippy teacher in the Californian beach town who comes up with the idea of smuggling drugs from Mexico via swimming and paddling boards in 1969.

It developed into a criminal empire in the 1970s, which was later taken down by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

George's producing partner Grant Heslov and David Klawans will also be involved in financing the film.

Debora, who started her screenwriting career on The West Wing and has won a Writers Guild of America award, wrote The Special Program, which made the 2013 Black List. The script was an adaptation of Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency by Washington Post's investigative reporter Barton Gellman.

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