EXCLUSIVE: Mark Romanek has been set to direct Septillion to One, the romantic comedy spec script by Adam R. Perlman and Graham Sack that is being made by STX Entertainment and OddLot Entertainment, the latter of which is financing. An overzealous former FBI agent who has been relegated to the fraud unit of the Texas State Lottery begins investigating a beautiful and shrewd woman who had inexplicably defied all odds and hit the lottery jackpot three times. He realizes the odds are over one in a billion for this to happen, creating a game of cat and mouse with the suspect, with whom he ultimately falls head over heels in love. Gigi Pritzker, Tom McNulty and Linda McDonough are producing. Rachel Shane and Stacy Keppler are overseeing for OddLot.
Romanek, a top-notch video director who moved into features with One Hour Photo, most recently directed 2010’s Never Let Me Go. He is very particular about committing to films, so they’ve got something special here, with a script that made the 2015 Black List. Casting is just getting underway. Romanek is repped by CAA and LBI Entertainment. The scribes are repped by Gersh, with Perlman managed by Brillstein’s George Heller.