Four directors are set to adapt Will Eisner’s graphic novel A Contract with God into a live-action feature film. THR reports that Alex Rivera (Sleep Dealer), Tze Chun (Children of Invention), Barry Jenkins (Medicine for Melancholy) and Sean Baker (Prince of Broadway). Per Wikipedia:
“The work consists of four short stories — “A Contract With God”, “The Super”, “The Street Singer”, and “Cookalein” — all set in a Bronx tenement in the 1930s, with the last story (“Cookalein”) also taking place at a summer getaway for Jews. The stories are semi-autobiographical, with Eisner drawing heavily on his own childhood experiences as well as those of his contemporaries. Utilizing his talents for expressive lettering and cartoonish figures, he links the narratives by the common setting and the common theme of immigrant and first-generation experiences, across cultures.”
The project was announced at Comic-Con at the 22nd annual Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards. Darren Dean will produce under the auspices of the Eisner estate.