Courtesy : Variety
Charles Randolph is best known for winning the Oscar for co-writing the adapted screenplay for The Big Short, and now, he is all set to be on-board to write and direct and produce a film about the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic in China for SK Global, which will finance and produce.
The project, which is still untitled, marks a directorial debut for Randolph, who wrote Fox News drama “Bombshell” and won an Academy Award with Adam McKay for adapted screenplay for “The Big Short.”
“I’m very happy to be working with everyone at SK Global to get this right,” Randolph said. “The deeper we dig, the richer the story of Wuhan becomes. It’s one thing to fight a monster. It’s another thing to fight a monster in the dark.”
SK Global co-CEOs John Penotti and Charlie Corwin made the announcement on Saturday. The film examines the dramatic weeks in China as the medical community confronts a mysterious virus, soon to become a global pandemic. The project is set to film in China along with other international locations.
Penotti and Corwin said in a statement, “Charles takes us through an electrifying and revealing drama all of us are living through. His vivid storytelling and insights are at the heart of this narrative. We couldn’t be more pleased to support his vision and directorial debut.”
The deal was negotiated on behalf of SK Global by Brian Kornreich, head of business and legal affairs. Randolph is repped by CAA, Lighthouse Management & Media and Paul Hastings.
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