Mother’s Day star Jason Sudeikis, Ed Harris, and Elizabeth Olsen are in talks to star in KODACHROME. Based on a 2010 New York Times article, “For Kodachrome Fans, Road Ends at Photo Lab in Kansas” by A.G. Sulzberger, the film follows a father and son as they take a road trip to Kansas in order to develop photographs at Kodak’s last Kodachrome lab before it closes its doors forever.
Mark Raso is set to direct the script by This Is Where I Leave You scribe Jonathan Tropper. Shawn Levy and Dan Levine are producing for 21 Laps Entertainment alongside Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Eric Robinson from Gotham Group. MPC and The Solution will also produce.
Screenwriter Tropper and Levy have worked together before on the aforementioned This Is Where I Leave You, an adaptation of the novel penned by Tropper. The premise of Kodachrome fits within Levy’s wheelhouse of movies adapted from source material. Levy has had a hand in producing films that explore the dynamics of family relationships through a dramatic and comedic lens such as The Spectacular Now, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible No Good, Very Bad Day, and the forthcoming comedy Why Him? starring James Franco and Bryan Cranston. In the hands of Copenhagen writer/director Raso, who made the 2013 Young and Hungry List, the film has potential to be another formidable notch on Levy’s belt when it comes to family dramedies.
Sudeikis, who grew up in Kansas, can currently be seen in the ensemble comedy Mother’s Day and the Fox TV series The Last Man On Earth. He lends his voice to the upcoming animated Angry Birds Movie and is currently filming Alexander Payne’s Downsizing. He is repped by CAA.
Harris recently starred in the adaptation of Stephen Elliott’s The Adderall Diaries. He can be seen next in the James Franco-directed adaption of John Steinbeck’s In Dubious Battle. He also stars in the forthcoming Alejandro Inarritu’s Starz series The One Percent. He is repped by CAA and Special Artists Agency.
Olsen currently stars in the blockbuster comic book flick Captain America: Civil War. She also starred opposite Tom Hiddleston in the Hank Williams biopic, I Saw The Light. She can be seen next in Wind River with Jon Bernthal and Jeremy Renner. She is repped by Gersh.
Dino-Ray Ramos | Staff Writer