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Four Christmases in one day could lead anyone to suicide.
And so it is with Seth Gordon, who has become attached to direct “Suicide Squad” for Working Title Films and Universal. A documentary filmmaker (“The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters”), Gordon has his fictional feature directorial debut, New Line’s “Four Christmases,” due Nov. 26.
WMA-repped brothers Matt Eddy and Billy Eddy have written the most recent draft of Christopher Dean Johnston’s original “Suicide” script, which follows a desperate con man, out on the latest of many paroles, as he recruits a crew of amateur criminals to rip off the Kentucky Derby.
Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will produce for Working Title. The U.K. production company has a production deal at Universal and recently produced “Definitely, Maybe” and the forthcoming “Frost/Nixon.”
The Eddy brothers also have “Time Out” set at Paramount Vantage and “Other People’s Wishes” with producer Bob Simonds and Dwayne Johnson attached.
Gordon, repped by Endeavor and Brillstein Entertainment Partners, also is attached to “The Only Living Boy in New York” at Sony and a fictional take on “The King of Kong” at New Line. Gordon also is producing and contributing material to the doc “Freakonomics.”
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