Written by: FFT Webmaster | September 2nd, 2011
Matthew Plouffe, who has spent the past six years in the New York headquarters of distributor Focus Features, is moving to Los Angeles to head up the production unit for actor Tobey Maguire’s Material Pictures production shingle. Plouffe is currently Focus’ Director of Production and has worked on such Focus films as the Sam Mendes-directed AWAY WE GO, Shane Acker’s 9, the Ryan Fleck/Anna Boden-directed IT’S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY and most recently on the Lone Scherfig-directed adaptation of ONE DAY currently in theaters with stars Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess. Material Pictures is currently producing the Adam Shankman-directed ROCK OF AGES for New Line, and its development project roster includes PAWN SERVICE, a drama about chess genius Bobby Fischer, which has David Fincher attached; ROBOTECH, a feature based on the TV series; and the Shana Feste-scripted MERMAID: A TWIST ON THE CLASSIC TALE, an adaptation of the Carolyn Turgeon novel. Material Pictures previously worked with Feste on the Gwyneth Paltrow country music saga COUNTRY STRONG. Material Pictures has a first look deal with Sony Pictures.