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'Jackpot' Remake Lands 'Monster' Director Patty Jenkins

18 November 2014 9:24 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Filmmaker Patty Jenkins (Monster) has signed on to direct an American remake of the hit Norwegian comedy Jackpot, which is based on a story by Jo Nesb&#248 (Headhunters).

The story follows four men with dangerous pasts who all win big in a sports betting pool, although lethal complications arise when it comes time to split up the winnings. Magnus Martens directed the original film, which starred Kyrre Hellum, Henrik Mestad, Marie Blokhus and Mads Ousdal.

Dave Callaham (Godzilla, The Expendables 3) has signed on to write the screenplay, with Will Gluck (Annie) attached to produce through his Olive Bridge company. It isn't known when production may begin.

Patty Jenkins made her directorial debut with the 2004 drama Monster, which earned Charlize Theron an Oscar for Best Actress. She was, at one point, attached to direct Thor: The Dark World for Marvel before parting ways due to creative differences. She has since »

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