Andy Tennant To Helm Indie ‘13th Grade’

The filmmaker is set to helm his first feature since the 2010 Jennifer Aniston-Gerard Butler vehicle The Bounty Hunter. Andy Tennant will direct 13th Grade, about a disillusioned NYC journalist who is passed up for a promotion and abandoned by his girlfriend, forcing him to move back to his mother’s house in suburban Chicago, where he settles for a job teaching at his former high school. The pic from Sycamore Pictures and Ad Hominem Enterprises was scripted by Evan Endicott from a story he wrote with Mark Phinney. Tom Rice, Ben Nearn and Adam Wagner are producing, with Alexander Payne exec producing alongside partners Jim Burke and Jim Taylor. Production is planned to start in late fall for a 2015 release. Tennant most recently directed an episode of Amazon’s Betas, which Endicott co-created, and his feature credits include Fool’s Gold, Hitch and Sweet Home Alabama.

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