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‘The Assistants’ Movie in the Works With ‘Swiss Army Man’ Producer

Cold Iron Pictures, which produced Daniel Radcliffe-Paul Dano comedy “Swiss Army Man,” is developing a movie based on Camille Perri’s debut novel “The Assistants.”

Cold Iron, headed by Miranda Bailey, has acquired the feature film rights to “The Assistants,” in which a 30-year-old assistant to a billionaire mogul finds that the glamour of working for a media company in New York has completely faded but her student loan debt has not. A technical error with her boss’ expense report presents her with the opportunity to pay off the entire balance of her loans, but she hesitates while other assistants approach her to assert that they want in.

Perri wrote the original draft of “The Assistants” while working as the assistant to the editor-in-chief of Esquire and will write the screenplay. Penguin Random House published “The Assistants” in May.

Cold Iron also produced Bel Powley’s “Diary of a Teenage Girl”; “Don’t Think Twice”; the political drama “Oppenheimer Strategies,” starring Richard Gere and Michael Sheen; and “What’s the Point?” with Lake Bell directing and starring with Ed Helms and Amber Heard.

Swiss Army Man,” which debuted at Sundance, has grossed $3.1 million for A24 in three weeks.

ICM Partners negotiated on behalf of Bailey and Paradigm negotiated on behalf of Kerry Sparks of Levine Greenberg Rostan Literary Agency.

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