Berkowitz Brothers Developing Limited Series Based On Life Of Danish Explorer Peter Freuchen
EXCLUSIVE: Ben Berkowitz and Max Berkowitz and their firm Not A Billionaire (NAB) has optioned the guide rights to the storied lifetime of Danish renaissance man Peter Freuchen. NAB will co-produce a restricted sequence primarily based on the lifetime of Freuchen with the legend’s grandson Peter Ittinuar Freuchen. The Berkowitz Brothers will function government producers and the undertaking is supported by The Redford Middle and the Jewish Movie Institute.
Freuchen was a peg-legged 6’7” Danish Jewish man who explored the Arctic, battled the Nazis, received a sport present, starred within the Oscar-winning 1933 movie Eskimo — and that was only a handful of his accomplishments. The Berkowitz Brothers and Freuchen’s grandson have accomplished in depth analysis and secured the rights to a number of of Freuchen’s autobiographies detailing the story of a person who many stated was forward of his time.
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“Peter Freuchen’s story is nothing like I’ve ever come throughout; it’s inspiring, advanced and unimaginable, however despite the world making an attempt to place him in a field, he persistently confirmed huge grit and defiance, and I feel that’s an extremely relatable and well timed story to inform,” stated Ben Berkowitz, NAB’s co-founder. “Freuchen was a really multi-faceted human, and his life makes for the last word fish-out-of-water story. It will likely be darkish, humorous, and deeply shifting, highlighting the complexities of a person who was at all times at odds together with his environment, however by no means feared being the outsider.”
Freuchen’s grandson provides, “This undertaking is lengthy overdue. Peter (Piitarsuaq) Freuchen was actually and figuratively bigger than life. He embraced life as if it was the one time that we people will ever have cognizance. He was far, far forward of his time in accepting individuals who had been totally different than him, and in reality, married an Inuit lady—the love of his life—in line with her customs. Ben and his brother are the one staff I can think about pulling this off. This sequence will do its utmost to seize and painting my grandfather’s larger-than-life story, and we will solely hope that it’s worthy of him.”
Final yr, Deadline solely reported that NAB is growing a fantasy journey sequence The Eternally Home with Mike Mignola, the creator of Hellboy in addition to Starburns Industries, the producers of Oscar-nominated Anomalisa and Rick and Morty.
The Berkowitz Brothers and NAB are managed by Octagon, the worldwide leisure illustration arm of the Interpublic Group of Corporations, and authorized by Fox Rothschild LLP.