Bay gets 'Gory' at Touchstone

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Bay gets 'Gory' at Touchstone
By Zorianna Kit

Touchstone Pictures has paid a low six-figure sum for "The Gory Details," an idea that Topper Lilien and Carroll Cartwright will write for filmmaker Michael Bay to produce and possibly direct.

"Gory" focuses on people who are in the business of crime cleaning -- sweeping up the bloody mess left at a murder scene.

Bay Films vp Jennifer Klein brought the idea to Bay and will co-produce. Buena Vista Motion Picture Group's co-presidents Todd Garner and Nina Jacobson along with senior production vp Mark Varhadian will oversee "Gory" for the studio.

Lilien and Cartwright, repped by the Gersh Agency's Frank Wuliger, co-wrote the upcoming USA Films' "Where the Money Is" starring Paul Newman and Linda Fiorentino. The duo also wrote "Dungeons & Dragons," a live-action version of the popular role-playing game for Sweetpea Entertainment, Silver Pictures and J & M Entertainment, which Warner Bros. will distribute domestically.