THR reports that Greg Kinnear, Alan Arkin, and Billy Crudup have signed on to star in the crime drama The Convincer. Written by Jill and Karen Sprecher and directed by Jill Sprecher, the film is about “a desperate insurance salesman who gets his hands on a rare violin.” I wonder if its frustrating for writers to see a logline like this appear and think, “It’s really much better than that! We didn’t just think of an attitude, a profession, and an item and run from there!”
The Sprechers’ previous works include Clockwatchers and Thirteen Conversations About One Thing. Kinnear will next be seen in Paul Greengrass’ Green Zone; Arkin will appear next in Todd Phillips’ Due Date; and you can catch Billy Crudup this August co-starring alongside Julia Roberts, James Franco, and Javier Bardem in Eat, Pray, Love.