EXCLUSIVE: After a turbulent summer that included the blockbuster Top Gun: Maverick Miles Teller seems to have found his next event photo and is reuniting with a familiar friend for it. Sources tell Deadline Teller is in final negotiations to star in Skydance’s next movie The throats, edited by Scott Derrickson. The photo is based on a spec script by tomorrow’s war scribe Zach Dean.
skydance product Top Gun: Maverick which starred Tom Cruise and Teller and just passed the $1.4 billion mark at the worldwide box office.
Skydance’s David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Don Granger produce The throats alongside Crooked Highway’s Derrickson, C. Robert Cargill, Sherryl Clark, as well as Dean, Adam Kolbrenner and Greg Goodman. Teller will also serve as executive producer.
A Connecting Line is kept under wraps, but is portrayed as an action-packed, genre-bending love story.
After spending late spring and early summer promoting Top Gun: Maverick around the world as well as its Netflix thriller spider head and the series of events The offer, Teller opted to enjoy the rest of his summer before diving into his next project. Even during the hiatus, sources say he was actively reading scripts in search of the right project after the Top Gun: Maverick Hit.
While Teller decided, Derrickson weighed his own options after The black phoneThe success of grossed $150 million at the worldwide box office on a budget of $25 million. Derrickson had developed a number of things, including The throats ; Skydance knew it needed to attach a star to ensure Derrickson committed to it as his next movie. They made sure to pitch the script to Teller, and after meetings with the producers and Derrickson, he was on board. The film quickly positioned itself to be Teller and Derrickson’s next film.
Teller is replaced by CAA and Goodman, Genow, Schenkman, Smelkinson & Christopher. Derrickson is replaced by WME and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.
Skydance’s upcoming slate of live-action movies includes the seventh and eighth episodes of the Impossible mission series, as well as The greatest beer race of all time and Phantom for Apple TV+ and The old guard 2, Stone heart and a reinvention of success spy on kids franchise for Netflix.