Teton Ridge, Jonathan Glickman & Peter Chiarelli Team For Feature Take Of Louis L’Amour Western ‘Fallon’

EXCLUSIVE: Teton Ridge Entertainment has picked up the rights to adapt bestselling author Louis L’Amour’s novel Fallon and will develop a screenplay based on a pitch by writer Peter Chiarelli (Crazy Rich Asians).

The old west-set Fallon follows Macon Fallon, who is on the run and in need of fast cash. Fallon sets out to con an idealistic group of pioneers, but when a young woman catches on, things take an unexpected turn.

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Jonathan Glickman is attached to produce and has been developing the film prior to his recent appointment as CEO of Miramax. Teton Ridge Entertainment’s EVP of Production Jen Gorton and Creative Executive Madeleine Moore will oversee the project. Beau L’Amour will serve as EP.

Run by President Jillian Share, newly formed Teton Ridge Entertainment produces scripted and unscripted films, television series, podcasts and new media content that explores Americana stories and highlights the themes, ethos and setting of the American West. Among other projects, the company recently announced a docuseries it is working on with Oscar-winner James Reed (My Octopus Teacher) about Colossal Biosciences, a company working to bring extinct species, such as the woolly mammoth, back to life.

“We were enthralled by Pete Chiarelli’s brilliant, imaginative take on Louis L’Amour’s classic story,” said Share of Fallon. “We see this film as a perfect opportunity to bring the timeless appeal of westerns to a commercial audience.”

Chiarelli is a writer/producer of Warner Brothers’ two-time Golden Globe nominated, box office hit, Crazy Rich Asians. He is currently working on a romantic comedy for Sony and Liza Chasin, a feature with Sidney Kimmel Entertainment about a conman and the US Navy and an adaptation of The Rewind for Netflix. Chiarelli rose to prominence after writing the screenplay for The Proposal, which he wrote on spec and sold to Disney. Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock starred in this critical and commercial success. He also wrote the Lionsgate feature Now You See Me 2 starring Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Daniel Radcliffe and Morgan Freeman. Before working as a screenwriter, Chiarelli started his film and television career working as a production executive for Alex Kurtzman & Bob Orci, and later worked as a studio executive at MGM. He is repped by UTA, Mosaic and Barnes Morris.

Prior to being named CEO of Miramax, Glickman founded the independent film and TV production company Panoramic Media in 2020. At Panoramic Media, Glickman produced the films Creed 3 and The Underdoggs for Amazon/MGM, as well as Executive Produced Netflix’s Emmy nominated smash Wednesday. He is currently Executive Producing the Netflix limited series Zero Day, starring Robert De Niro and Angela Bassett. Glickman began his career as a producer of more than 40 films with critical and commercial hits across a broad array of genres, from the Rush Hour franchise to While You Were Sleeping, Grosse Pointe Blank and The Count of Monte Cristo. During his more than eight-year tenure as President of MGM’s Motion Picture Group, Glickman oversaw the three highest-grossing James Bond films including Skyfall, Spectre, and No Time to Die, as well as Creed and Creed 2.

“Fallon” author L’Amour is a bestselling western novelist counting 350M books sold since his debut novel in 1951. In the last fives years alone, he has reportedly sold 4M novels. In his nearly five-decade career, L’Amour published over one hundred novels, all of which remain in print today, and hundreds of short stories. His novels were the source material for classic western films with big stars, i.e. John Wayne (Hondo), Sam Elliott (teletilm The Quick and the Dead) and Tom Selleck (The Sacketts miniseries). L’Amour Estate is represented by UTA.

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