Miramax picks up comedy from former Onion editor
Miramax Films has snapped up irreverent comedy spec script “Homeland Insecurity” from Robert Siegel, former editor of satire rag the Onion.
David Miner and 3 Arts Entertainment are producing the pic, which is certain to poke a bit of fun at security measures in the post-9/11 world.
Satirical storyline revolves around two average Arab-American guys who are mistaken for terrorists while on a business trip in Texas.
Miramax director of production David Greenbaum brought in the project.
It’s the second inhouse production greenlighted by Miramax topper Daniel Battsek since he took over Disney’s specialty arm. Ben Affleck currently is shooting “Gone, Baby, Gone,” his feature directorial debut.
Upcoming Miramax releases include docu “The Heart of the Game,” which Battsek bought at Toronto last year in his first fest acquisition. Pic unspools Friday.
Siegel was editor of the Onion from 1996 until 2003.
Management and production firm 3 Arts Entertainment most recently produced “Guess Who” and “Constantine.”