Pascal Pictures acquires historical drama spec script “American Rebel” written by Christopher Cosmos. From Deadline:
It is based on the true story of Deborah Sampson, who risked her life during the Revolutionary War by disguising herself as a man and joining the Continental Army.
It is a “major pre-emptive spec-script deal” reportedly in the “high six figures”.
It is the first sale for Cosmos who is repped by Paradigm and Madhouse Entertainment.
By my count, this is the 49th spec script deal of 2016.
There were 46 spec script deals year-to-date in 2015.