Cannes: Erik Feig, Patrick Wachsberger Team for College Admissions Thriller 'Bad Genius'

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Erik Feig (left), Patrick Wachsberger

The film revolves around a group of entrepreneurial high school seniors who team to take down the rigged college admissions system. Rights were secured before the current college admissions scandal broke.

Lionsgate alums Erik Feig and Patrick Wachsberger are teaming up on Bad Genius, an English-language remake of the hit Thai film Chalard Games Goeng.

Dubbed a high-stakes, high-octane heist thriller, Bad Genius revolves around a group of entrepreneurial high school seniors who team to take down the rigged college admissions system. Rights were secured before the current college admissions scandal broke. Eva Anderson has been tapped to write the script.

Feig’s Picturestart and Wachsberger’s Picture Perfect Entertainment are developing, producing and attached to finance Bad Genius, which is based on the film that was released in 2017 in Thailand, where it debuted at No. 1 at the box office. It quickly became the highest-grossing Thai film of 2017 and broke box-office records in several other Asian countries, including China, making it the most internationally successful Thai film ever.

Nattawut Poonpiriya wrote and directed Chalard Games Goeng, which was produced by Thai film studio GDH 559 Company Limited.

Jessica Switch and Julia Enescu will oversee the remake for Picturestart.

Anderson is a co-executive producer on USA's Briarpatch and a consulting producer on AMC's Dispatches From Elsewhere. She previously was a staff writer and producer on FX's You’re the Worst on FX. Anderson is repped by Reign Agency and Jackoway Austen Tyerman.