Matt Lucas (Alice in Wonderland) will team-up with director Jonas Åkerlund (Horsemen) for the comedy Small Apartments. Based on the book by Chris Millis, Small Apartments follows protagonist Franklin Franklin along a strange journey that apparently includes “fingernail collections” and a “treasured alphorn.” If “fingernail collections” wasn’t enough to peak your interest, The Playlist describes the text as a “dark, comic story of a group of neighbors.”
For more on the project, hit the jump for a brief description of Millis’ book. Small Apartments is expected to begin filming in March of this year.
Here’s a somewhat vague synopsis for Small Apartments [from Amazon]:
Small Apartments, a capricious comedy of errors resonates with tremulous energy and memorable characters. Franklin Franklin is a fully realized and sympathetic protagonist in the vein of Ignatius Reilly (A Confederacy of Dunces), a simple man who yearns for “a land of pastoral serenity” devoid of the irritants of contemporary urban life. An off-beat tale, Small Apartments is accented along the way by murder, strange fingernail collections, and the occasional blast from a treasured alphorn.