“Sideways” and “About Schmidt” filmmaker Alexander Payne hasn’t pumped out a film since 2017’s not well received “Downsizing,” yet his name became attached to two other projects as his next effort before one stalled and the other fell through.
Deadline reports that another new film has joined the list, a remake of 1988 feature “Babette’s Feast” with Guy Branum penning the script.
The story follows two older unmarried sisters in a small religious community in Minnesota that accept a refugee who makes the two women confront regrets over an extravagant meal.
Payne has reportedly agreed to direct the film which will hail from his new production company Unique Features. Payne was previously linked to the Emma Stone & Ralph Fiennes-led “The Menu” and a Mads Mikkelsen-led Netflix feature which lost its rights.