Owen Wilson, Jason Schwartzman in new Wes Produced Film by Peter Bogdanovich

Some months ago we told you of a new film from Peter Bogdanovich (The Last Picture Show, They All Laughed), produced by Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach, entitled Squirrel To The Nuts. Now it seems the film is finally taking shape, with Owen Wilson, Jason Schwartzman, Olivia Wilde and Brie Larson joining the cast. See if you can suss any other information out of Variety’s impenetrable web of bizspeak.

“21 Jump Street” star Brie Larson, Owen Wilson and Olivia Wilde are attached to star in Peter Bogdanovich’s quirky indie comedy “Squirrels to the Nuts,” which will be produced by Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach.

Jason Schwartzman has also been courted for the project, though he is not officially involved with the package at this time.

Bogdanovich wrote the script, which follows a hooker-turned-Broadway-thesp (Larson) and the recurring intersection of those two facets of her life.

Wilson will play a Broadway director who pays for the young protag’s services despite being married to the star of the play. He later gives Larson’s character money to quit escorting and follow her dreams.

Wilde will play a therapist whose own mother is in rehab for alcoholism.

UTA is packaging the project, for which producers are in the process of finding both financing and distribution in advance of a fall start.

We like all the players involved, and look forward to seeing it.

Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach Will Produce New Film From Peter Bogdanovich

The Playlist points us to an interview that The Last Picture Show director and water bottle enthusiast Peter Bogdanovich did with The National Post in which he drops the information that his next film will be produced by none other than Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach. Wes and Noah have discussed their appreciation for Bogdanovich’s work many times, and have become friends with the director, so this isn’t a big surprise.

The film is called Squirrels to the Nuts and Bogdanovich describes it as “a screwball comedy about an escort, a theatre director and a private detective.” Sounds fun. The links on our old post seem to have expired, so if you’d like to watch an excellent three part interview Wes did with Bogdanovich for the DVD release of his 1981 film They All Laughed, you can do so after the break.

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