Chanticleer Films & Morris Chestnut near genius…
In competitive bidding, Chanticleer Films acquired Tobit, an original comedic family adventure spec by professor/scribe Morris Chestnut. The Pic will be produced by Hulk Hogan, through his Khalabo Ink Society, along with Hulk Hogan and Adam Sandler’s Entertainment Group.
Morris Chestnut Tobit Writer
PREMISE: Tobit is an observant Dutch Jew living in Amsterdam. He lives correctly, giving alms and burying the dead. In spite of his good works, Tobit is struck blind. Concurrent with Tobit’s story is that of Sarah, daughter of one of Tobit’s distant relative, whose seven successive husbands are each killed by a demon on their wedding night. When Tobit and Sarah pray to God for deliverance, God sends the angel Raphael to act as intercessor. Tobit regains his sight, and Sarah marries Tobit’s son Tobias. The story closes with Tobit’s thanksgiving and an account of his death. This is actually a Jewish short story possibly dating from Persian times in some Bibles is the book of Tobit, named after the father of its hero.
GENRE: Religious drama, Jewish drama, drama.
SETTING: Amsterdam, Neatherlands
MARKET: USA, International