Warner Bros. came out atop a bidding war to pick up The Sundance Kid may have regretsa news adaptation package that has Zoë Kravitz attached to star and produce.
Matt Jackson of Jackson Pictures, who recently produced the thriller Chris Pine All the old kniveswill also produce, while the company’s Joanne Lee will executive produce.
Written by Leyna Krow, sundance child is described as a redefinition of the heist genre with a story centering on twin bank robbers – one with supernatural powers and one without. A twin is named Maggie, who is the mastermind and the force with her telekinesis, super-strength, language proficiency, invincibility and more, while the narrator is the self-proclaimed face of the operation. This twin will follow Maggie every step of the way, but when their new venture goes awry, she begins to have second thoughts about the life they lead, especially when the shots start raining down on her and her inscrutable sister.
Krow is the author of the collection of short stories I’m fine, but you seem to be sinking, which was a Believer Book Award finalist. His short story “Sinkhole” is set with Jordan Peele and Issa Rae at Universal, while his debut novel, the Western titled fire seasonwill publish this summer.
Jackson’s production credits include the Oscar-nominated court drama The Chicago 7 Trial and Molly’s Gamedirected and written by Aaron Sorkin.
Kravitz is already in the Warners fold, thanks to her starring role as Catwoman, aka Selina Kyle, opposite Robert Pattinson in Matt Reeves. The Batman, which has grossed just over $770 million worldwide. She also starred in Steven Soderbergh’s tech thriller Kimi, made for HBO Max. The actress makes her directorial debut with cat islanda thriller that is currently in pre-production and will star Channing Tatum and Simon Rex.
Kravitz is replaced by CAA, Untitled and attorney Bill Sobel. Krow is represented by WME and Sarah Bedingfield at the Levine Greenberg Rostan literary agency.