Stephan James is set to star opposite Chadwick Boseman, J.K. Simmons, Sienna Miller and Taylor Kitsch in 17 Bridges, an action thriller from STXfilms.
Pritzker had been trying for years to get a movie biopic of Albert Einstein off the ground but the script and other elements never quite gelled. She eventually realized the problem was that Einstein’s remarkable life was too unwieldy for a two-hour format. But it was ripe for execution as a limited TV series.
When it comes to mounting quintessential auterish independent films on the big screen today, chances are that OddLot Entertainment is there. The company co-founded by Gigi Pritzker has produced and co-financed such titles as this year’s awards season contender Hell or High Water, Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive and this year’s Sundance entry Landline from Obvious Child filmmaker Gillian Robespierre.