'American Animal' Director Boards Black Comedy 'Green Olds' (Exclusive)

Martin Scorsese’s former partner and ex-wife Barbara De Fina is among those producing the indie.

Matt D'Elia has come aboard to direct the indie thriller Green Olds, being produced by Martin Scorsese’s former partner and ex-wife Barbara De Fina.

Written by Dallas Brennan, Olds is a dark comedic thriller set in the early 1950s about a husband and wife who will stop at nothing to become the perfect, ideal nuclear family.

De Fina, who produced Last Temptation of Christ, Cape Fear, The Age of Innocence and Casino, among other Scorsese films, is producing with Wild Invention Pictures (The Lifeguard, The Loneliest Planet).

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The movie is eyeing a spring shoot in New Mexico.

D’Elia made his directorial debut at the 2011 SXSW Film Festival with American Animal, a dark comedy that he also wrote. The film was well received and was selected as a nominee in the narrative competition category.  

D'Elia is repped by UTA and Stephanie Davis at Wet Dog Entertainment. Brennan is repped by the Jeff Elliott Agency.