Ari Emanuel talent agent is looking seriously at Chloë Moretz script

Tobit screenwriter, Alan Nafzger, yesterday told Hollywire streaming platform, that Ari Emanuel is considering Chloë Moretz as Sarah in the new movie based on the Book of Tobit.

Sure I pitched it to Ari Emanuel. I guess that’s the second place I went. I sent query letters not to just Ari and I’ve met Ari Emanuel. He’s a very nice (open) guy; I’m sure he’s just snowed under with probably a lot of stupid movie ideas that they want Chloë to subsidize… Hollywood is full of morons who have no problem asking someone at the top to sacrifice a little to benefit someone below. So, if you have an idiotic script… keep it to yourself, please.

But Ari Emanuel he could he certainly could get this done. You know an agent is a gatekeeper and it is like a celebrity moat; they dig this trench around the celebrities and that’s their profession and I think they’re doing a big service.

I have a Ph.D. in political science and I’m taken very actually very seriously. I feel respected. I think so it’s not like they’re anti-academic. They’re not about ignoring learned men… they’re not a chance learned men writing scripts.  They know not all movies are idiotic.Chloë Moretz would make a GREAT Sarah when the movie is made. She’s likable.

My mom used to call television the, “idiot box” and I asked her where she got that. She got it from her mom so we’re going back to the original TV.  You know when television was invented she was there. My mother’s mom probably watched one of the first televisions and she called it an “idiot box.” So it’s been around forever.

So never mind, Ari Emanuel knows that Hollywood makes idiotic movies, probably half the time. Uh, I think Talbot is far from idiotic; I mean it’s in the Bible. It’s about a good man and a good woman. Tobit’s future daughter-in-law is named Sarah; she’s a good woman.

Ari Emanuel ought to love this; it’s probably in a huge stack on his desk or on someone else’s (one of his employee’s desk). I know you’ve seen this; it’s kind of silly, Hollywood desks piled up with scripts so high you can’t even see the guy behind the desk. And I know you’ve seen videographer’s go out behind the producers and talent agencies and film what’s in the dumpsters, just script after stript – thousands of scripts thrown away.

I saw some research said there were 400,000 scripts written in a year; we’re a country of 310 million people and we get 400,000 scripts out here?  It’s not manageable. Everyone thinks their script is a winner… well what I’m saying is you’re gonna need to bring something to the table than a script. An education, some social marketing skills, experience in a war, or something that makes you stand you.

Who is Chloë Moretz?

Chloë Grace Moretz (/məˈrɛts/; born February 10, 1997) is an American actress. She began acting as a child, with early roles in the supernatural horror film The Amityville Horror (2005), the drama series Desperate Housewives (2006–07), the supernatural horror film The Eye (2008), the drama film The Poker House (2008), the drama series Dirty Sexy Money (2007–08), the romantic comedy film 500 Days of Summer (2009) and the children’s comedy film Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010).[2] Her breakthrough came in 2010 with her critically acclaimed performances as Hit-Girl in the superhero film Kick-Ass and as a child vampire in the horror film Let Me In. Chloë Moretz.

You’d have to ask Ari Emanuel about her. Chloe Moretz is a huge talent. She’s (yeah) that’s good; she’s been great. It’s would probably be in the top five of my recommendations. I can see that happening. Chloe is charismatic; she’s violaceous, pretty, attractive, and should make a great bride.

Wedding movies are funny about likeability. It’s very important that we like the bride. I don’t like the bridezilla plots, and I think you can just get a spreadsheet and look at the bridezilla movies and then the traditional films and compare him financially.

Larry McMurtry told me 30 years ago the key to success, and we’re talking Lonesome Dove, is likeability and that we like Don Quixote (we like that character) and we like Sancho Panza and They are intense characters but they’re likable.

Chloe Moritz
Chloe Moritz

About Chloe, if we’re going to see a bride married seven times in a film, it’s very important that we like her. Her family?  We don’t care about her in-laws? We don’t care. I’m not sure we really care about the groom that much but the bride has to be happy.

It’s not a happy story maybe it’s a family story but I’m sure you know it’s in the Bible. It’s in Catholic and Orthodox Christian bibles. It’s in the back of of Jewish lore; there was a nice Jewish girl and she was married seven times and a demon came and killed all her husbands. She’s married seven times and the marriages are never consummated.

And even little kids are taught this story in Sunday school; I think the nuns leave out the part about the empty wedding bed and that the weddings from never consummated. But little kids know what weddings are in and little kids know what a widow is and they know in the Old Testament there was a lady named Sarah and demon kept coming back and killing her husband every time she got married and did she give up?  No, and she doubts God?  No, she prayed to God that she would die but did she stop believing in God? No.

And so the marketing for this film is already done. You can’t change the title that would totally ruin the marketing. One and a half billion people know the story of Tobit from their religious training but it’s not ever been on film.

Ari and Chloe could get this done. Ari Emanual and Chloe Moritz, you would have to call him and find out. Emanuel’s office did request the script I sent the query letter and the script… Now that’s kind of funny because you send 100 query letters and two come back; one says “unsolicited material.”  We don’t read the unsolicited material and the other says, “yeah sounds good, I’ll read it.  So where the script is I have no idea I think Ari Emanuel could get it done.

Oh yeah about Tobit?  I don’t know but I guess maybe (I’m dreaming a little bit) I see either Daniel Craig or Mel Gibson.

Movie studios say Chloë Moretz could portray Sarah in Tobit

Hollywood film executives today announced they’re planning  to use American actor Chloë Moretz in a feature length film: The Book of Tobt. With over 1.3 billion Catholics world wide who are familiar with the story, it’s a mystery why it’s never been been done before.

In an interview with the Hollywire television streaming playform, screenwriter Alan Nafzger explained the progress he’s making.

Sure I pitched this script to Chloë Moretz‘s people I don’t know if it will bridge the celebrity mote. I think a lot of people that work for Chloë Moretz don’t even know her. Chloë Moretz is the most popular and well known actors in Hollywood. Chloë Moretz is a spiritual person soul and she would be great to play the role. And I think if Chloë Moretz knew about this project he would be eager.

Ari Emanuel weighing Chloë Moretz as Sarah
Ari Emanuel

One and a half billion people know the story from print (their Bibles) but they’ve never see it on the screen. As far as I know it is never been made into a feature film.  There are animations and short depictions of the story. There’s a silent film from like 1923 but it’s so obscure.

Many are not familiar with Mel Gibson or Tobit

I’m guessing some of the people watching this on Hollywire, are not familiar with the story; let me summarize it for you. It’s eight Jewish weddings and seven demonic murders.  It’s about a woman named Sarah and she’s haunted by a demon and she gets married seven times and the weddings are never consummated. A demon, Asmodeus, kills the groom before the marriage can be consummated; they never reached the wedding bed. The new husband is killed in the parking lot or sometimes in the tent, standing exactly where he was married.  Mell Gibson would be great as Tobit; Tobit would be the father in law, who isn’t intimidated.

So poor Sarah is haunted and you know after seven times she gets a bit jaded. And she’s ridiculed even by the maid their family makes fun of her and she thinks about the suicide. She prays to God Get Me Out of this life. She asks for God to come take her life.

At the same time far away a Tobit (Mel Gibson) also prays to die. He’s been blinded and he can’t take care of his wife and son. He’s accustomed to being successful in life, but honestly he’s up in his 80s but he doesn’t want to stop taking care of his family.  He’s also jaded and wants God to end his life. But God’s not gonna take either one of them.

Tobit deposited some money in a London bank when he was young and forgot about it. Now he remembers it and sends his son to London. Well, who wants to travel with a ton of money?  God sends an angel (Gabriel) to escort Tobit’s son Tobah to a bank. Tobah will meet Sarah, but there is the whole issue of the demon that the movie will need to sort out.

Huge Debate on-line about Toby

One it all the reasons I believe this will really sell at the boxoffice. I’ve found this big debate on the Internet (lost of participation): the question was, “Is Toby was a religious name?  It is to Catholics and Orthodox Christians and it comes from this Bible story. Everybody knows next someone named Toby, it’s faily common.

Who is Mel Gibson?

Mel Gibson (born January 3, 1956) is an American actor, film director, producer, and screenwriter. He is best known for his action hero roles, particularly his breakout role as Max Rockatansky in the first three films of the post-apocalyptic action series Mad Max and as Martin Riggs in the buddy cop film series Lethal Weapon. Born in Peekskill, New York, Gibson moved with his parents to Sydney, Australia, when he was 12 years old. He studied acting at the National Institute of Dramatic Art, where he starred opposite Judy Davis in a production of Romeo and Juliet. During the 1980s, he founded Icon Entertainment, a production company, which independent film director Atom Egoyan has called “an alternative to the studio system”. Director Peter Weir cast him as one of the leads in the World War I drama Gallipoli (1981), which earned Gibson a Best Actor Award from the Australian Film Institute, as well as a reputation as a serious, versatile actor.

What is the The Book of Tobit?Mel Gibson and Tobit

The Book of Tobit (/ˈtoʊbɪt/) is a 3rd or early 2nd century BCE Jewish work describing how God tests the faithful, responds to prayers, and protects the covenant community (i.e., the Israelites). It tells the story of two Israelite families, that of the blind Tobit in Nineveh and of the abandoned Sarah in Ecbatana. Tobit’s son Tobias is sent to retrieve ten silver talents that Tobit once left in Rages, a town in Media; guided and aided by the angel Raphael he arrives in Ecbatana, where he meets Sarah. A demon named Asmodeus has fallen in love with her and kills anyone she intends to marry, but with the aid of Raphael the demon is exorcised and Tobias and Sarah marry, after which they return to Nineveh where Tobit is cured of his blindness.

In 1995, Gibson produced, directed, and starred in Braveheart, a historical epic, for which he won the Golden Globe Award for Best Director, the Academy Award for Best Director, and the Academy Award for Best Picture. He later directed and produced The Passion of the Christ, a biblical drama that was both financially successful and highly controversial. He received further critical notice for his directorial work of the action-adventure film Apocalypto (2006), which is set in Mesoamerica during the early 16th century.

The Book of Tobit is included in the Catholic and Orthodox canons but not in the Jewish; the Protestant tradition places it in the Apocrypha, with Anabaptists, Lutherans, Anglicans and Methodists recognizing it as part of the Bible and useful for purposes of edification and liturgy, albeit non-canonical in status. The vast majority of scholars recognize it as a work of fiction with some historical references.

After several legal issues and controversial statements leaked to the public, Gibson’s public image plummeted significantly, affecting his careers in acting and directing. His career began seeing resurgence with his performance in Jodie Foster’s The Beaver (2011), and his directorial comeback after an absence of 10 years, Hacksaw Ridge (2016), which won two Academy Awards and was nominated for another four, including Best Picture and Best Director for Gibson, his second nomination in the category.

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