Actor Jonah Hill may soon be getting behind the camera. Hill is currently in negotiations to make his directorial debut with The Kitchen Sink for Sony Pictures. The script, by Oren Uziel (upcoming Mortal Combat reboot), landed on last year’s Black List of the top unproduced screenplays making the rounds. The film tells the story of a high-school aged vampire, a zombie, and a human who team up to defend their town from invading aliens (yep, that’s just about everything but the kitchen sink).
Deadline reports that Matt Tolmach (The Amazing Spider-Man) will produce the flick. Hill is currently busy prepping for 21 Jump Street with Channing Tatum, from a script that Hill co-wrote. He’s got David Gordon Green’s The Sitter coming out on July 12th, and the Brad Pitt starrer Moneyball slated for a September 23rd release.
Eric Warren Singer (The International) bullshitted his way onto the 2010 Black List. And by that I mean his script American Bullshit earned 30 votes, good enough to be considered Hollywood’s eighth best unproduced screenplay. At the time Sony Pictures had already optioned the film, whose days of un-production may be numbered.
Ben Affleck is considering American Bullshit for his directorial follow-up to The Town. Singer’s script tells “the true story of the FBI’s 1980 undercover sting operation of Congress, dubbed Abscam, which was designed to root out corruption and was the brainchild of a con man.” Hit the jump for more on Abscam, plus which other projects Affleck is considering.
The 2010 Black List has been announced. For those who don’t know, the Black List is a list of the best “unproduced” screenplays in Hollywood. I put “unproduced” in quotations because some of these screenplays are in various stages of production. For instance, College Republicans (formerly Young Republicans) has Shia LaBeouf and Paul Dano circling the project while Safe House has Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds on board. J.C. Chandor’s script (which he also directed) Margin Call is the furthest along of the Top 10 as it’s already set to premiere at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.
Hit the jump to check out the 2010 Black List Top Ten.