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‘Bombshell’ Writer Charles Randolph Boards Pandemic Movie for SK Global

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Oscar-winning author Charles Randolph will write, direct and produce a movie concerning the early levels of the COVID-19 pandemic in China for SK Global, which can finance and produce.

The venture, which remains to be untitled, marks a directorial debut for Randolph, who wrote Fox News drama “Bombshell” and gained an Academy Award with Adam McKay for tailored screenplay for “The Big Short.”

“I’m very happy to be working with everyone at SK Global to get this right,” Randolph mentioned. “The deeper we dig, the richer the story of Wuhan becomes. It’s one thing to fight a monster. It’s another thing to fight a monster in the dark.”

SK Global co-CEOs John Penotti and Charlie Corwin made the announcement on Saturday. The movie examines the dramatic weeks in China because the medical group confronts a mysterious virus, quickly to change into a world pandemic. The venture is ready to movie in China together with different worldwide places.

Margaret Riley will govt produce. Xian Li is the manager in command of growth and manufacturing for SK Global, whose producing credit embrace “Crazy Rich Asians” and “Hell or High Water.”

Penotti and Corwin mentioned in an announcement, “Charles takes us through an electrifying and revealing drama all of us are living through. His vivid storytelling and insights are at the heart of this narrative. We couldn’t be more pleased to support his vision and directorial debut.”

The deal was negotiated on behalf of SK Global by Brian Kornreich, head of enterprise and authorized affairs. Randolph is repped by CAA, Lighthouse Management & Media and Paul Hastings.

The film is the second main movie and TV venture in current days to sort out the COVID-19 disaster. “The Trip” helmer Michael Winterbottom can be set to hone in on U.Okay. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s dealing with of the nation’s coronavirus response in a drama sequence produced by Fremantle, Passenger and Revolution Films.

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