- Mon Jun 4, 2007, 5:14 AM GMT
The Weinstein Company will adapt Matthew M. Quick's upcoming graphic novel "The Silver Linings Playbook" to the big screen.READ MORE
The film tells the story of NASCAR stock car racing sensation Ricky Bobby (Will Ferrell) whose "win at all costs" approach has made him a national hero. He and his loyal racing partner, childhood friend Cal Naughton Jr. (John C. Reilly), are a fearless duo -- dubbed "Thunder" and "Lightning" by their fans for their ability to finish so many races in the #1 and #2 positions, with Cal always in second place. When a flamboyant French Formula One driver, Jean Girard (Sacha Baron Cohen), challenges the "Thunder" and "Lightning" for the supremacy of NASCAR, Ricky Bobby must face his own demons and fight Girard for the right to be known as racing's top driver.
First-time feature helmer Mark Teitelman has been assigned to direct teen comedy "Big Man on Campus" for Columbia Pictures.READ MORE