Magazine article Screen International

A24, J.C. Chandor to Develop ‘the Liar’s Ball’

Magazine article Screen International

A24, J.C. Chandor to Develop ‘the Liar’s Ball’

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A24 will distribute the film and develops and produces alongside Dodson and Gerb and director Chandor. The company recently distributed Chandor's A Most Violent Year .

Eva Maria Daniels of VisionChaos Production, for whom A24 will distribute a slate of projects the companies are jointly developing, also produces. Separately, A24 recently announced it was developing a father-son drama with Cary Fukunaga.

The Liar's Ball is based on Vicky Ward's non-fiction account of the ferocious battle to control one of the crown jewels of New York real estate. Gideon Yago has just closed a deal to adapt the book and has commenced research and writing.

Zachary Quinto, who produced and starred in Chandor's Margin Call, will serve as executive producer.

"When I heard J.C. wanted to turn my book into a movie I couldn't believe it," said Ward. "I always try - as far as journalistic license allows - to condense time and space in my work the way he does, so that in the foreground, you have larger-than-life characters thrashing about in extremes and the reader has no choice but to get inside their headspace and see things from their perspective. …

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