Actor Jason Winer (TV’s “Samantha Who?,” “Modern Family”) is in negotiations to make his feature film directorial debut on “Shining City” for Warner Bros. Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.
Seth Greenland penned the comedic novel about a recently unemployed suburban milquetoast dad whose brother dies and leaves behind a dry cleaning business.
He discovers that the business is a front for a prostitution ring, takes it over and starts yuppifying it — giving the girls 401(k)s and health benefits — and bringing on his wife to help run things.
When a rival madam finds out about the burgeoning operation, she threatens to take them down.
Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel (“Hot Tub Time Machine”) are writing the adaptation while Donald De Line is producing.