Alexander Payne To Direct Amazon’s “Burial”

Oscar-winning writer/director Alexander Payne (“The Descendants,” “Nebraska”) is in early talks to helm “The Burial” for Amazon Studios.

Based on the real exploits Mississippi personal-injury lawyer Willie Gary, the son of black migrant workers who won a $200 million judgment for a small funeral home owner against a funeral parlor conglomerate in 1995.

Doug Wright (“Quills”) penned the script and both Jenette Kahn and Adam Richman will produce.

Source: Deadline