by: Sammy Mink
Megan Ellison has signed on to produce Richard Linklater’s THAT’S WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT under her Annapurna Pictures banner. Pitched as the spiritual sequel to “Dazed and Confused,” the comedy follows a college freshman in 1980 who moves into the baseball house on his campus and befriends the hard-partying inhabitants. Young stars like Tyler Hoechlin, Wyatt Russell, Ryan Guzman, Will Brittain, Glen Powell, and Zoey Deutch will star in the project, which is also being produced by Sean Daniel, John Sloss, Ginger Sledge, and Sandra Adair.
Since founding Annapurna in 2011, Ellison has produced major films like Paul Thomas Anderson’s “The Master,” Kathryn Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty,” David O. Russell’s “American Hustle,” and Spike Jonze’s “Her.” Most recently, Ellison produced the Bennett Miller’s sports biopic “Foxcatcher.” Next up, Ellison is on board to produce “Terminator: Genisys” and Paul Greengrass’s “The Boy Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest.”