, the Oscar-nominated director of “The Favourite
,” will next write and direct “Pop. 1280,” an adaptation of a 1964 crime novel by Jim Thompson
, an individual with knowledge of the project tells TheWrap.
Lanthimos will develop the film at Imperative Entertainment, which will produce with Element Pictures in association with Discovery Productions.
Thompson’s novel is about a sheriff in a town with a population of 1280 people who presents himself as a simplistic, harmless fool, but in actuality is a manipulative psychopath and serial killer who preys on the worst impulses of the small town folk.Andrew Lowe
and Ed Guiney
of Element Pictures are producing along with Lanthimos, Ryan Friedkin
on behalf of Imperative Entertainment and John Alan Simon
of Discovery Productions. Dan Friedkin
and Bradley Thomas of Imperative Entertainment