EXCLUSIVE: Shortly after director Andy Tennant signed with Paradigm, the agency has set him to direct Wild Oats, a comedy that has Shirley MacLaine, Jacki Weaver and Alan Arkin in talks to star. The film, about a widow who receives an unexpected windfall check because of a computer glitch and goes on the run from the law, is a cross between The Bucket List and Thelma And Louise.
The film will be distributed domestically by The Weinstein Company with Sony releasing overseas. Pic is written by Claudia Myers and Gary Kanew, and produced by Blythe Frank and Kip Konwiser, with Michael Mailer executive producing. Production begins in late November in Puerto Rico and Chicago.
Tennant most recently had been repped by CAA, where Robert Bookman was part of his rep team. Bookman signed him at Paradigm with Valarie Phillips. Tennant is lawyered by Steve Warren.