Elizabeth Banks, Universal Developing Movie Version of 'Science Fair' Doc (Exclusive)
The doc follows nine high school students from around the globe on their journey to compete at The International Science and Engineering Fair.
Elizabeth Banks is putting on her best lab coat and protective eyewear for Science Fair. The multihyphenate and Universal are teaming up to bring a narrative adaptation of the 2018 doc to the big screen.
The National Geographic-backed feature, which won audience awards at both Sundance and SXSW, follows nine high school students from around the globe as they navigate rivalries, setbacks and hormones on their journey to compete at the International Science and Engineering Fair.
Jordan Weiss, the scribe behind Hulu’s upcoming series Dollface, will write the screenplay.
Banks will produce with Max Handelman via their Brownstone Productions, the team behind Uni's Pitch Perfect franchise, which has grossed over $500 million at the global box office. Brownstone’s Alison Small will executive produce.
Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster, who wrote, directed and produced the doc, will serve as associate producers. Cinetic Media negotiated the deal on behalf of the doc filmmakers.
Universal vp production Sara Scott will oversee on behalf of the studio.
Banks, who is currently in production on the highly anticipated Charlie's Angels reboot for Sony, is repped by UTA, Untitled and Ziffren Brittenham.
Weiss is repped by CAA, Mosaic and Felker Tockzek.