Justin Zackham Goes Upstate

Justin Zackham (“The Bucket List”) will produce the $5-10 million dramatic comedy “Upstate” for Two Ton Films says The Hollywood Reporter.

Described as “The Ice Storm” meets “Election” set in an upstate New York bedroom town, the story is set against the backdrop of the 2004 presidential election.

“Upstate” follows a group of high schoolers conducting a mock election at school while facing dysfunctional families at home. It will explore such subjects as postadolescence and failing marriages.

Greenwich, Connecticut will stand in for the fictional New York town of New Hudson.

Jessica Goldberg will direct from her own script. The movie is casting and begins shooting in June.