True Blood’s creator Alan Ball is branching out yet again and this time its with a new film. As the fans know he is currently working on a new TV series for Cinemax called “Banshee,” but now he’s also written a screenplay for a new film called “What’s the Matter with Margie?” Elizabeth Banks has signed up for the film, which Myriad Pictures is launching at the Marche du Film this week.
One of True Blood’s directors, Daniel Minahan will direct from Ball’s original script and Myriad has acquired all rights outside the U.S. and Canada, with production set to start shooting in early 2013 in Los Angeles. Anthony Bregman (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) is producing with Ball.
In the film, Banks will play a downtrodden officer worker who, after years of being stepped on by her colleagues, finally snaps and resorts to murder as a solution to her problems.
“What’s the Matter With Margie? is first and foremost a great script. It is very funny and dark and brilliant in the way that only Alan Ball can write. I look forward to seeing the story come to life on screen. We are excited to be working with Alan and Dan; this is a fabulous role that we know Liz Banks will knock out of the park,” Myriad CEO Kirk D’Amico said.