Based on a true story, the film will see Cranston and Bening play Jerry and Marge Selbee, a retired couple living in Massachusetts who discover a mathematical loophole in the Massachusetts Lottery. By exploiting the system, the two win $27 million, using the money to revitalize their small Michigan town.
Brad Copeland will write the script from a Huffington Post article by Jason Fagone. Gil Netter will produce through Levantine Films with Amy Baer, who will produce through MRC Films’ new Landline Pictures label. Kevin Halloran is executive producer.
Frankel won an Emmy in 2004 for his directing work on the pilot episode of “Entourage” to go with his Oscar for the 1996 live action short film “Dear Diary.” His feature