Septillion To One, the FBI rom-com in the works at STX Entertainment and OddLot Entertainment, has found its director in Mark Romanek.
Deadline has the scoop, confirming that the filmmaker – best known for One Hour Photo and Never Let Me Go – will now direct from a treatment pitched by Adam R. Perlman and Graham Sack. Having cut his teeth in the music industry, crafting high-profile videos for the likes of Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” and, more recently, Justin Timberlake’s catchy hit “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” today’s news marks the welcome return of Romanek into the realm of feature films, and Deadline also outlined the premise at hand.
In what can be seen as a slightly more ambitious venture for the filmmaker, Septillion to One chronicles the story of 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 attached to produce.
Details are still few and far between at the moment, of course, with Septillion To One currently prepping for production. That means casting news should be right around the corner, and we’ll be keeping you posted as more information comes to light.