The "American Hustle" director is in negotiations to rewrite Annie Mumolo's original screenplay about the Long Island entrepreneur
MGM and Fox 2000 are co-financing the movie, which will star Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt
Shailene Woodley is soon to star in Lionsgate's "Divergent"
Ziskin begged the director to take out Marla's line: "I want to have your abortion"
Studio also gets rights to Lauren Oliver's "Delirium"
Peter Chernin's company Chernin Entertainment is producing the drama, which is in development at Fox 2000
Blake Lively, Jennifer Lawrence and "Harry Potter" star Emma Watson are in contention to play the heartthrob's love interest in "Incarceron"
Oscar winner Chris McQuarrie and his "Valkyrie" co-writer Nathan Alexander will write the script
John Palermo is producing the adaptation of Catherine Fisher's young adult novel
Kenny Ortega ("High School Musical") is attached to direct from a script by Jeremy Garelick ("The Hangover")
Susannah Grant ("Erin Brockovich") is writing the film, which will be produced by John Stamos, Neil Meron and Craig Zadan
David Bowers to direct "Wimpy Kid 2'; Fred Ward has "30 Minutes or Less"; Toby Kebbell is a "Veteran"
Scott Free's Ridley and Tony Scott are attached to produce Will Dunn's original spec script
Wayne Kramer is in talks to direct "Kane and Lynch"; Legendary buys Travis Beacham's "Pacific Rim"
Rashida Jones and Anjelica Huston will co-star opposite Jack Black, Steve Martin and Owen Wilson in David Frankel's "The Big Year"