Alexander Payne May Be Teaming With Amazon For New Project

Wochit - March 14, 2018

Alexander Payne is looking to make a major comeback by making the leap to streaming content.

The Oscar-winning filmmaker is in talks with Amazon Studios to helm the legal drama The Burial.

Amazon has been looking to add bigger names and more prolific directors to their roster.

Deadline reports Payne is in negotiations to direct Amazon Studios’ legal drama The Burial.

Originally developed by Sony, The Burial will be produced by Jenette Kahn and Adam Richman and will be scripted by Doug Wright.

The drama follows the true story of lawyer Willie Gary, and in particular, his work on the Jeremiah O’Keefe case.

O’Keefe was the owner of a chain of funeral homes who claimed to have been a victim of fraud at the hands of a larger funeral parlor conglomerate.

Gary won the case, earning his client a $500 million settlement, though it was later reduced to a still respectable $2oo million.

Thanks to his success in representing small clients against the more powerful, Gary became known as “The Giant Killer”.

Alexander Payne is looking to make a major comeback by making the leap to streaming content.

The Oscar-winning filmmaker is in talks with Amazon Studios to helm the legal drama The Burial.

Amazon has been looking to add bigger names and more prolific directors to their roster.

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