Director David Frankel will direct the tale of a retired Michigan couple who helps revitalize their community by deftly gaming the Massachusetts lottery.
Emmy nominee Brad Copeland penned the script for the project, one of several straight-to-service titles in the works at the ViacomCBS streamer. Gil Netter, the Oscar nominee behind “The Blind Side” and “Life of Pi,” is producing alongside Levantine Films (“Hidden Figures”). Kevin Halloran (“Ford v Ferrari”) is executive producing.
Landline Pictures, a division of MRC Films, and its leader Amy Baer will also produce. Netter, Tory Metzger and Renee Witt from Levantine developed and packaged the film based on an original article by Jason Fagone for The Huffington Post.
Cranston will play Jerry Selbee, a retiree who discovers