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Pressman Plans "God Is My Broker" Film from Buckley Novel

Producer Ed Pressman has announced the acquisition of rights to Christopher Buckley's 1998 novel God is My Broker. His Edward R. Pressman Film Corp. plans to to partner with Alan and Gabe Polsky's new production company Polsky Films and Stephen Belafonte's WhiteShark Films to produce the film from a script that will be written by Peter Himmelstein ("The Key Man"). The book is described as, in the words of an announcement, "a satirical comedy about a failed, alcoholic stock broker who retreats to a monastery that is about to file for bankruptcy protection.  When the monks discover the Wall Street insider may be able to save them from financial ruin, the broker is forced to watch in horror as the monks turn their religious institution into a corporation." The deal marks the latest partnership between Pressman and Belafonte. The two have worked together on six films, including Jason Reitman's "Thank You For Smoking," while Pressman is also producing Whit Stillman's upcoming "Little Green Men," also from a Buckley novel. [Eugene Hernandez]

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