Michael Pitt Simply “Can’t Win”

Michael Pitt (“Boardwalk Empire,” “Murder by Numbers”) will produce and star in a film adaptation of Jack Black’s 1926 autobiographical novel “You Can’t Win” for Parts & Labor says Risky Biz Blog.

Black spent his life on the road freight-hopping across the western United States and Canada at the turn-of-the-century, along the way encountering bums, tramps and criminals who rode the rails.

Robinson Devor helms the project which begins shooting in Seattle at the end of the month. Devor, Pitt, Barry Gifford and Charles Mudede adapted the screenplay while Lars Knudsen, Jay Van Hoy, Robert Scarff and Zach Sebastian will produce.