“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 alcholism.
UTA is packaging the project, for which producers are in the process of finding both financing and distribution in advance of a fall start.
“United States of Tara” alum Larson recently co-starred in Oren Moverman’s “Rampart” and played the female lead opposite Jonah Hill in Sony’s hit comedy “21 Jump Street.”
Wilson is an Anderson mainstay, having appeared in five of the helmer’s films. Coming off an acclaimed turn in Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris,” Wilson is currently filming Matthew Weiner’s “You Are Here” before he reteams with his “Wedding Crashers” co-star Vince Vaughn for Shawn Levy’s 20th Century Fox comedy “The Internship.”
Larson and Wilde are preparing to play sisters in the indie comedy “Relanxious.” Wilde, who will soon be seen in DreamWorks’ drama “People Like Us” and CBS Films’ Sundance pickup “The Words,” has been extremely busy of late, having recently wrapped Ron Howard’s racing pic “Rush” and New Line’s comedy “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.”
Larson is repped by the Gersh Agency and ROAR. Wilde is repped by WME, Untitled Entertainment and attorney P.J. Shapiro.