'Minutes' clocks in at Overture


Overture has acquired "92 Minutes," a philosophical comedy about a man who finds out he only has that amount of time to live.

Daniel Taplitz will write the screenplay for the development project, with Bob Cooper producing via his Landscape Entertainment banner. Daniel Walker also will produce, while Lauren Kisilevsky will oversee for Overture.

The project, originally set up at Revolution, is based on a 1997 Israeli comedy titled "Mar Baum." It centers on a man who, upon learning he is about to die, must decide whether to rush to get things done or slow down and enjoy his final moments.

"It's a comedy about priorities." Cooper said.

The UTA-repped Taplitz wrote and directed the Jamie Foxx comedy "Breakin' All the Rules," which Screen Gems released in 2004, and is writing "Man on the Train," a drama about a meeting between a criminal and a professor that Cooper is producing at Miramax.

Cooper, a longtime producer, recently set up the civil rights drama "The Crusaders" at Universal.

Steven Zeitchik reported from New York; Jay A. Fernandez reported from Los Angeles.