Sprechers can't say no to 'The Convincer'

Werc Werk Works to produce the drama

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TORONTO -- Indie filmmakers Jill and Karen Sprecher have signed for their first movie in nearly a decade, the Midwest-set drama "The Convincer."

Minnesota-based producer-financier Werc Werk Works will produce, while Jill Sprecher will direct from a script the sisters wrote.

The movie centers on a salesman who seeks to acquire a rare musical instrument, leading to a number of dramatic consequences. Production is tentatively set for first quarter.

The Paradigm-repped Sprechers are known for indie favorites including the 2001 Matthew McConaughey-Alan Arkin starrer "Thirteen Conversations About One Thing" and the 1997 office dramedy "Clockwatchers."

Headed by Elizabeth Redleaf and Christine Walker, Werc Werk Works' first produced film, "Life During Wartime," comes from another indie favorite, Todd Solondz.