Warners acquired Leyna Krow’s short story, which is billed as a reimagining of the heist genre with a super-powered twist.
Warner Bros. has won a bidding war to acquire The Sundance Kid Might Have Some Regrets, a short story adaptation package starring and produced by Zoe Kravitz.
Jackson Pictures’ Matt Jackson, who recently produced the Chris Pine thriller All the Old Knives, will also produce, while Joanne Lee will executive produce.
Sundance Kid, written by Leyna Krow, is regarded as a reimagining of the heist genre, with a tale based on bank-robbing twins — one with supernatural powers and one without. Maggie, one of the twins, is the brains and brawn of the operation, with her telekinesis, super-strength, linguistic fluency, invincibility, and other abilities, while the narrator is the self-appointed face of the organization. This twin will accompany Maggie every step of the way, but when their latest venture goes awry, she begins to have second thoughts about the life they lead, especially when gunfire begins to rain down on her and her impervious sister.
Krow is the author of the Believer Book Award-nominated short story collection I’m Fine, but You Appear to Be Sinking. Her short story “Sinkhole” has been optioned by Universal with Jordan Peele and Issa Rae, and her debut novel, Fire Season, will be released this summer.
The Oscar-nominated courtroom drama The Trial of the Chicago 7 and Molly’s Game, both directed and written by Aaron Sorkin, are among Jackson’s producing credits. Kravitz is already a Warners employee, courtesy to her role as Catwoman, aka Selina Kyle, opposite Robert Pattinson in Matt Reeves’ The Batman, which made over $770 million worldwide. She also appeared in Steven Soderbergh’s HBO Max tech thriller Kimi. The actress will make her directorial debut with Pussy Island, a thriller starring Channing Tatum and Simon Rex that is now in preproduction.