Fox Atomic wades into 'Shimmer Lake'

Murder mystery centers on bank heist

Fox Atomic has signed up "Shimmer Lake," a murder mystery with a bank heist at its center.

The project is based on a spec by debut scribe Oren Uziel. WMA-repped Barry Josephson, exec producer on the Fox series "Bones" and producer of the Disney theatrical hit "Enchanted," will produce. Debbie Liebling acquired the project for Atomic; Alexander Young and Josephson brought it to the studio.

"Lake" centers on a sheriff investigating a series of murders as well as the disappearance of a bank robber, with clues and the movie's timeline leading back to a heist the robber committed.

The Endeavor-repped Uziel's script was a finalist in the drama category at the writer-centric Austin Film Festival last year; the festival has given rise to a host of new talent over the years and also draws established talent like Shane Black.

Genre banner Fox Atomic, run by Fox Searchlight topper Peter Rice, has a number of movies in production or postproduction, with the Diablo Cody-penned supernatural tale "Jennifer's Body" and the John Cena-toplined kidnapping pic "12 Rounds" among the titles on its 2009 release slate. It most recently released Peter Cattaneo's music-themed comedy "The Rocker."
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