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Martini Divulges ‘Family’s Secret’ to Paramount

Variety reports that Paramount Pictures via Ivan Reitman and Tom Pollock’s Montecito Picture Co. have picked up Martini’s original screenplay and have attached him to direct the pic.

Let’s hope that the stars are aligned for Derick Martini’s sophomore feature. Lymelife, Martini’s debut film, a suburban family drama remained a projects in the works for several years before receiving the green light and while it didn’t pull in Adventureland-like numbers, I think it managed to showcase the filmmaker’s aptitudes, which would most certainly come in handy for one more project that uproots the family tree. Variety reports that Paramount Pictures via Ivan Reitman and Tom Pollock’s Montecito Picture Co. have picked up Martini’s original screenplay and have attached him to direct the pic. 

I Am My Family’s Secret revolves around two very different brothers who discover their parents have been hiding a life-changing secret for more than two decades. Will Martini look to cast the Culkin brothers once again?

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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