Michael Polish (“90 Minutes in Heaven”) has been set to direct the film adaptation of David Mamet’s Hollywood-themed play “Speed-The-Plow” for Emmett/Furla/Oasis and Winkler Films.
Mamet penned the script in which a newly minted studio chief and his longtime colleague who try to lure a superstar who always works for the competition to a new project of their own. At the same time they place bets on bedding an attractive temp secretary who is a lot smarter than they think.
Randall Emmett, George Furla, and Irwin Winkler will produce the film which begins shooting July 30th. Joe Mantegna, Ron Silver and Madonna starred in the original 1988 Broadway play.