EXCLUSIVE: ICM Partners has signed Charlie McDowell, who makes his feature directing debut on the Justin Lader-scripted indie Fighting Jacob. Jamie Bell and Kate Mara are attached to star and Kenny Goodman and David Schiff are producing. McDowell is the son of Malcolm McDowell and Mary Steenburgen, and he holds the distinction of being the youngest director to graduate from the AFI program. He’s a regular contributor of short films to Funnyordie.com, and his short Bye Bye Benjamin has screened at festivals. He also wrote the CBS pilot Dear Girls Above Me, based on his popular Twitter feed, which has also led to a book deal with Crown Publishing Group. He had been repped by CAA.
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