Mark Raso (“Copenhagen”) will direct from a script by Jonathan Tropper (“This Is Where I Leave You”). The film is based on A.G. Sulzberger’s 2010 New York Times article “For Kodachrome Fans, Road Ends at Photo Lab in Kansas” about a father and son who take a road trip to Kansas in order to develop photographs at Kodak’s last Kodachrome lab before it closes its doors forever.
Producers Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Shawn Levy, Dan Levine, Eric Robinson, and screenwriter Jonathan Tropper. Leon Clarence’s Motion Picture Capital is financing the film.
The Solution is handling international sales at the upcoming Marche du Film in Cannes. CAA is handling North American rights.
Executive producers are The Solution’s Myles Nestel and Lisa Wilson. Principal photography is set to begin in September.
Raso’s “Copenhagen” starred Gethin Anthony in a coming-of-age adventure story. The film’s world premiere was the opening narrative feature at the 20th anniversary edition of the Slamdance Film Festival two years ago.
Sudeikis is currently filming Alexander Payne’s comedy “Downsizing” and is part of the “Mother’s Day” ensemble. Harris’ recent credits include “Geostorm” with Gerard Butler and Warren Beatty’s untitled upcoming Howard Hughes movie.
Sudeikis is represented by CAA. Harris is repped by CAA and Ziffren Brittenham. Olsen is repped by Gersh, Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern. Raso is repped by WME and Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment.
Elizabeth Olsen had been reported as attached to star, but is not on the project. “Kodachrome” had been developed at Fox but has been put into turnaround.
The “Kodachrome” news was first reported by the Tracking Board.