Binder Lines Up Nate & Beer

Mike Binder (“Reign Over Me,” “The Upside of Anger”) has scored $20 million in independent financing for his action comedy “Straight Nate” for Bingo Films says Variety.

Binder wrote and will direct the story of a reformed alcoholic robber of armored cars whose commitment to a rigid set of rules is tested when someone messes with his sister.

Binder has also just completed writing the Detroit-set TV pilot “Two Dollar Beer” for the Fox network. That follows a group of young adults weather the worsening economy but refuse to move away from their hometown.