Satire from Charlie Kaufman and Spike Jonze Has Financing Now

March 1, 2011
Source: Deadline

Spike Jonze / Charlie Kaufman

In December of last year we heard that writer Charlie Kaufman and director Spike Jonze, who previously collaborated on Being John Malkovich and Adaptation, would be re-teaming for a secret project that was looking for financing. Now Deadline has word on funding for the project and a fancy logline to give us an idea of what these geniuses of cinema might be up to this time around.  The project is apparently a satire about how world leaders gather to figure out all the big events that will take place in the world, from oil price fluctuation to wars that will be waged. I'm thinking we could have another Dr. Strangelove on our hands.

Not much else is know about the project at the moment, but Megan Ellison, daughter of Oracle founder Larry Ellison, will back the film financially. The producer and her Annapurna Pictures banner hit a home run with True Grit and have also put their support behind projects like The Wettest Country in the World and Cogan's Trade. In the meantime, Kaufman is still looking to get Frank or Francis (which we also mentioned when news of Kaufman and Jonze's reunion came about) off the ground. It's not clear which project will get off the ground first, but anything from Jonze and Kaufman is definitely at the top of my list of anticipated films. How about you?

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