Shirley MacLaine, Maria Bello, Christina Ricci, John Corbett and Bill Pullman are attached to star in the light hearted action/comedy “Wild Oats.” Scott Marshall is directing from a script by Claudia Myers. Blythe Frank and Agathe David-Weill are producing the film. Michael Mailer is executive producer.
CAA and ICM packaged the film together. Peace Arch Entertainment is handling international sales and will be introducing the project to foreign buyers in Cannes. Peace Arch’s President of International Sales & Distribution, Julie Sultan, negotiated the international deal with Blythe Frank.
As described by the press release:
“In ‘Wild Oats,’ Eva (MacLaine), a widow and retired history teacher, enjoys a quiet life in the tiny town of Liberty, Ohio. Everything changes when Eva receives a Social Security check accidentally made out for $900,000 instead of her usual $900. At the not-so-gentle urging of Maddie (Ricci), her granddaughter unexpectedly visiting from New York, Eva deposits the money and takes the chance it offers them to escape from small town life. Their destination is Las Vegas and they have every intention of living it up. But their fantasy is short-lived when they awake to discover that they have become media sensations overnight and fugitives from justice. They are forced to outwit a trio of con men, outmaneuver a dogged social security agent and his delusional boss, Doug (Corbett) – who has teamed up with Eva’s daughter, Crystal (Bello) – and outrun the law. What they don’t expect is to be good at it.”
Principal photography is slated to begin in August 2010.