Paramount has just bought a project that sounds horribly similar to yours? Remember that there’s a vast chasm in scriptland between being bought and being made.
Be happy you also thought of a great, marketable idea and move on.
Taking the “character driven story” idea too literally can derail your story.
Theme defined. Its function explored.
Hollywood is making a lot of bad movies, but Hollywood has always made bad movies.
Matching the right name to the character while keeping them distinct from one another.