Alexander Payne and Paul Giamatti Reteam for The Holdovers

Alexander Payne and Paul Giamatti Reteam for The Holdovers
It’s been quite a struggle for Alexander Payne to get his next film off the ground. Following up his biggest project yet, scope-wise, with Downsizing, he’s been attached to The Burial, The Menu (now in the hands of another director), a Babette’s Feast reimagining, and even a Mads Mikkelsen-led film that got shut down mere days before production was set to take place. Now, it looks like he’s finally found a film that will move forward.

Payne is set to reteam with his Sideways star Paul Giamatti for a new comedy titled The Holdovers, Deadline reports. Scripted by David Hemingson, Payne sparked to the story after watching an undisclosed 1930s French film about boarding school life––Jean Vigo’s Zero for Conduct, maybe? Featuring Giamatti’s character as a prep school teacher in 1970, he sticks around during Christmas break to supervise students who can’t go home.
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