Gregg To Choke On Palahniuk

Just as “Fight Club” author Chuck Palahniuk’s new book “Rant” hit stores, word comes via his official site that the film version of his earlier work “Choke” is finally on the way.

Paul Bernbaum (“Hollywoodland,” “Next”) had previously been attached to adapt the work, but now the author has revealed that Clark Gregg (“What Lies Beneath”) has not only finished the screenplay but will be making his directorial debut with this movie which begins production next month – June 18th to be precise.

Sam Rockwell stars as Victor Mancini, a sex addict and con artist who pretends to choke on food in restaurants in order to receive sympathy cheques from the people who help save him. Glenn Close, Annette Benning or Julianne Moore are being sought for the mother role.