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THE POOL

Horror thriller for a female star, set in a suburban house, inspired by "Turn of the Screw". Two children seem to be haunted by their dead mother's secret lover, as seen through the eyes of a young woman hired as a temporary nanny while their father leaves town on business. Their house's ordinary back yard evolves into a nightmare world of evil and madness, emanating from the swimming pool. Partial financing available; budget $5 Mil or less. Synopsis PDF Excerpt

Written by: Anton Diether     [Contact Author]
Format: Screenplay
Budget: Low
Starring Roles For: Jennifer Lawrence
Shailene Woodley
Dakota Fanning
In the Vein Of: The Orphanage
The Others
The Innocents
Posted: 09/03/2009
Updated: 01/20/2018
Author Bio: ANTON DIETHER is the writer of the Hallmark TV miniseries Moby Dick, the highest-rated long-form show in basic cable history for 14 years, nominated for five Emmys and two Golden Globe Awards; ABC-TV miniseries Cleopatra; and Hallmark miniseries Stranded. Anton developed Beauty and the Beast for Fox, Land of Oz for Disney, Gold Fever for Phoenix Pictures, Operation Greylord for Showtime, Lost At Sea for TNT; currently Gang of Dreams TV miniseries for Little Studio Films, The Revolt for Revolt Prods, Taj Mahal for Threshold Ent., Dead Guys Don't Talk for THC Films, and TV series Inspector Chen & Me for Keller Entertainment Group, to be filmed in 2018.

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