Still opts to linger in comedy genre after "Nobel Son", Ted Danson has signed on to take starring part in comedic caper "Mad Money", a remake of British TV-movie "Hot Money" produced by Big City Pictures, Lightspeed Media, and Swingin' Productions LLC for Millennium Films to distribute.
Toplined by Diane Keaton, Queen Latifah, and Katie Holmes, the movie is set in Kansas City, Missouri and revolves around three co-workers who form a plan steal money that is about to be destroyed at the Federal Reserve Bank. Other names already submitted into the cast include Roger Cross, Stephen Root, Adam Rothenberg, J.C. MacKenzie, Chris McDonald, and Finesse Mitchell.
Production on the project is scheduled to begin today, April 16 in Shreveport, Louisiana under the direction of Callie Khouri who helms from the script she himself wrote. James Acheson, Jay Cohen, and Frank DeMartini are all producing with Boaz Davidson, Avi Lerner, Michael P. Flannigan, and Trevor Short seating as executive producers.