The Los Angeles Times broke the news. David Ready brought the project to Chernin and will oversee for the company.
Given how attractive “Neverland” was during the 2004-05 award season, it seems this project is a perfect fit for Fox Searchlight.
Gleeson is repped by CAA and Warren Dern.
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