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Amazon & Netflix Compete for 'Crime 101:' Winslow’s Novella StarringHemsworth & Pascal, May Close At A Potential $100M

Amazon and Netflix vie for the rights to "Crime 101," a gripping project based on a Don Winslow novella starring Chris Hemsworth and Pedro Pascal. The battle for this crime narrative underscores the power of streaming platforms in shaping entertainment

Winslow Novella with Stars Hemsworth & Pascal
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The unexpected competition between Amazon and Netflix for the rights to "Crime 101" - a package based on Don Winslow’s novella - are roasring through the sky. The report of Chris Hemsworth and Pedro Pascal likely to be part of this project, alongside the skillful direction of Bart Layton further stimulates anticipation for the already intriguing story. However, as per various reports Amazon seems to have more weightage than Netflix here. 

Prior to the talks, there were reports that Hemsworth and Pascal had shown  interest in the project. The concentration at present lies on securing the rights of a UK-based producer, a development that promises benefits for all parties.

“Crime 101” is a project that has been put together by Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan's Working Title, and Shane Salerno's Story Factory, an promises captivating story. The production houses have enhanced the project's appeal through the CAA's involvement. Like a gripping novel, this crime story will keep audiences on the edge of their seats due to its heightened sense of intrigue.

The essence of the tale pinpoints a chain of audacity jewel heists that the Pacific coast has been experiencing, while fingers point to Colombian cartel ties as the culprits. Amidst the turmoil, Detective Lou Lubesnick differentiates himself as a resolute investigator with an unconventional perspective. As law enforcement draws near, a daring thief yearns to execute the supreme heist, instigating a dramatic standoff.

By virtue of being 2020 HarperCollins material within the Winslow series "Broken”, the source content holds increased attractiveness. With a gifted cast, a proficient director, and a plot that promises suspense and thrills, "Crime 101" has all the makings of a box office smash.

Industry observers are currently eagerly awaiting the outcome of the intense competition between Amazon and Netflix. The struggle for "Crime 101" represents streaming giants' devotion to acquiring absorbing content, emphasizing the burgeoning relevance of streaming platforms in molding the entertainment sphere.
 

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