Actor and director Joel David Moore will helm an adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Timon of Athens” for Sundial Pictures.
Set in a semi-dystopian society polarized by drastic economic disparity, “Timon of Athens” follows the story of a modern day Gatsby, a self-made-man-turned-social-icon, whose misguided generosity leaves him hunted by the government and a symbol of the revolt against society’s elite so quick to abandon him.
Stefan Nowicki, Joey Carey and Morgan White of Sundial will produce the film.
“This is a project that’s been ticking in my head for almost a decade,” said Moore. “I studied the play in college, saw it at the Globe in London and fell in love with its stark social commentary. It’s a perfect tale for modern adaptation, and I’m excited to be the first to bring Timon to the big screen.”
This marks the second time Sundial and Moore have worked together; they’re currently opening their dramedy “Youth in Oregon” at the Tribeca Film Festival. “Youth in Oregon” stars Frank Langella, Billy Crudup, Christina Applegate and Josh Lucas.
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Moore is repped by Management 360.