Colin Hanks, Jeffrey Tambor, Ann-Margret and Ari Graynor are set to star in independent comedy Lucky. Gil Cates Jr. (Spent) is set to direct the comedy, which will begin production next week in Iowa. The script for the film was written by Kent Sublette, who also wrote for NBC’s Saturday Night Live. The plot follows a novice serial killer who after winning the lottery, decides to pursue his lifelong crush. The film is being produced by Ten/Four Pictures whose aim is to develop and finance movies with smaller budgets, films in the $8-$15 million range.
The premise for the film certainly sounds like interesting indie fodder; I can’t say I’ve heard a film’s pitch quite like this before. Lucky also boasts an impressive comedic ensemble. Colin Hanks has been in a lot of films since getting his break in Orange County with Jack Black but very few of his roles, save for The Great Buck Howard, that have followed have been starring ones. Jeffrey Tambor is also an actor that I enjoy. I loved him in his role of George Bluth, the patriarch of the wacky Bluth family, on Fox TV’s “Arrested Development.“ What do you think of this news? Do you feel lucky? Well, do ya…punk? Source: Variety