Alexander Payne Circles “Septillion” Film

OddLot Entertainment has picked up Adam R. Perlman and Graham Sack’s romantic comedy spec script “Septillion to One” which Alexander Payne is circling (but not officially attached) to direct. Tom McNulty, Gigi Pritzker and Linda McDonough are producing.

The film is inspired by the true story of Joan Ginther, who won the Texas State Lottery four times and took home more than $20 million thanks parrtly to a PhD in statistics from Stanford.

The story follows an overzealous former FBI agent who has been relegated to the fraud unit of the Texas State Lottery. He begins investigating a beautiful and shrewd woman who had inexplicably defied all odds and hit the lottery jackpot three times.

He realizes the odds are over one in a billion for this to happen, creating a game of cat-and-mouse with the suspect, with whom he ultimately falls head over heels in love.

Scheduling is reportedly an issue for Payne, who is slated to direct Matt Damon and Reese Witherspoon in “Downsizing”.

Source: The Wrap