God Takes Up New Job As Broker

“Thank You for Smoking” author Christopher Buckley’s 1998 Wall Street satire “God Is My Broker” is being brought to the big screen by Edward R. Pressman Film Corp., Polsky Films and WhiteShark Films.

The story centers on an alcoholic stock broker who gives everything up and joins a monastery. But when the monks’ vow of poverty begins to take a financial toll, the former broker uses his old skills to save them, turning his new home into a frightning parallel of the world he desperately tried to escape.

Screenwriter Peter Himmelstein (“The Key Man”) set to adapt the novel. New Line at one point had the option on “Broker,” but the rights reverted to Buckley not long back.