Musical ‘Amarillo’ Sells to Sharpened Iron Studios, Hires Filmmaker Ate de Jong to Direct

Musical ‘Amarillo’ Sells to Sharpened Iron Studios, Hires Filmmaker Ate de Jong to Direct
Sharpened Iron Studios has acquired the original musical screenplay “Amarillo” and has enlisted European filmmaker Ate de Jong to direct the film.

Amarillo,” written by Variety’s executive VP of global content Steven Gaydos, is set behind the scenes of a reality TV music competition series and tells the story of two young singer-songwriters who pretend to be lovers for the camera and end up becoming a real-life couple.

Amarillo” will feature 16 original songs written by a team that includes singer-musician Rob Kolar, who most recently scored the TV comedy series “The Detour,” along with the Nashville-based Michael Kosser, Gregg Stewart and Terrance Dwyer.

Production is slated to begin in Amarillo, Texas, this fall and the project will be filmed on a sound stage at Sharpened Iron Studios.

“The team we’ve assembled to make this film knows and loves music and they are all dedicated to the spirit of truly independent cinema,
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