LOS ANGELES—After one of the biggest bidding wars ever for a first-time script, screenwriter and recent Emerson graduate William Chatley III is sitting pretty. His screenplay “The Brothers Finnigan” was acquired by Amazon Studios for a whopping 500,000 dollars!
The screenplay, a story of two troubled genius brother-bartenders from Southie who begin robbing banks after the murd?r of their parish priest at the hands of the Winter Hill gang, was roundly praised for it’s ‘gritty authenticity.’
“I just really dialed into the soul of the city’s zeitgeist,” said the 24-year old native of Danbury, Connecticut, who, despite spending four years at Emerson, never actually stepped foot outside the theatre district campus of Emerson. “One time I sat a couple seats down from a guy wearing a Kangol hat at The Tam while I was waiting for a Bumble date and inspiration just hit me.”
At press time, Chatley was overheard deciding if he wanted an Affleck or Wahlberg to play the main character, as those are clearly the only two choices for a realistic Boston movie