December 10, 2003
by Jonathan Bing
Tobey Maguire's production shingle, Maguire Entertainment, has joined Endgame
Entertainment and Raw Entertainment to bring Andy Behrman's memoir "Electroboy"
to the big screen.
Maguire will produce the film and is eyeing the title role. Behrman's book
is a turbulent spin through the life of a 28-year-old manic-depressive art forger
and con man, chronicling his sexual escapades, drug binges and treatment with
"Andy Behrman's memoir depicts a man whose illness puts him in the center
of the maelstrom that was the 90s," Endgame head Jim Stern said. The film,
he added, "has the ability to be both commercial and to operate at a larger
Endgame optioned Electroboy in March. Stern will produce with Endgame production
head Julia Eisenman, who brought the property to the company, and Brian Oliver
and Joseph Nittolo of Raw entertainment, a musicvid, commercials and feature production
Matthew Chapman ("Runaway Jury") is writing the script. Pic, which
could have a budget north of $25 million, is expected to start production over
That would square with Maguire's schedule. The actor is expected to be available
following completion of "Spider-Man 2," which is in post-production.
Maguire is producing "Justice Deferred," for Warner Bros. and previously
exec produced "Seabiscuit" for Uni and produced "The 25th Hour"
Endgame is co-financing "Proof," now in post at Miramax films. Shingle
also is co-financing "Five Children and It" with the Henson Company
and Capital Films; "Compleat Female Stage Beauty" with Tribeca Prods.
and Artisan; and "Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle" with Senator
and New Line.
Maguire is repped by CAA and Management 360.