Winick Set To Helm Rat Bastard

Gary Winick (“Charlotte’s Web,” “13 Going on 30”) is finally confirmed to direct Summit Entertainment and Applehead Pictures comedy “Rat Bastard” says Variety.

The Heather McGowan-scripted comedy follows a conman who plots revenge when his old partner steals the loot from their latest grift and hides out by posing as a chef for a family on New York’s Upper East Side.

Niels Mueller is performing a rewrite on the script. Ellen Barkin and Caroline Kaplan are producing and shooting is scheduled to begin early next year.