“It’s like a cross between ‘Silver Linings Playbook‘ and ‘Ocean’s 11‘ ” an executive probably said. That description emerged via The Wrap with respect to a developing project that has seen a big name director kicking the tires.
Alexander Payne is circling the Adam R. Perlman and Graham Sack penned “Septillion To One.” It tells the true story of Joan Ginther, who used what she learned earning her PhD in Statistics from Stanford to win the Texas State Lottery four times, totalling over $20 million dollars. She’s soon pursued by an ex-FBI agent who works in the fraud department for the Texas State Lottery as he tries to figure out if she’s done anything illegal. But oops, they fall in love instead.
It’s not certain that Payne will direct, and production company OddLot have put this on the fast-track which may clash with his planned shoot of the long developing “Downsizing.”