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JC Lee, Benedict Wong

Picturestart and Picture Perfect Federation have set JC Lee to direct the English-language remake of Thai hit Bad Genius (Chalard Games Goeng) and have cast rising stars Callina Liang (Tell Me Everything) and Jabari Banks (Bel-Air) alongside Benedict Wong (Doctor Strange franchise).

Picture Perfect Federation has also announced a raft of pre-sales, closing deals for the UK (Studiocanal), Australia/ New Zealand (Roadshow), France (Metropolitan), Germany and Austria (Constantin), Italy (Leone), and Latin America (Sun).

Rights have also gone in Japan (Gaga), Benelux (Belga), Scandinavia (Nordisk), Spain (Tripictures), Middle East (Front Row), and Eastern Europe (Monolith).

Production on the remake is scheduled to commence in May based on an adapted screenplay by Julius Onah and Lee. The story centers on a group of young people who band together to fight injustice and inequity, and to take down corrupt academic institutions.

The remake is scheduled for production in May. It is based on a screenplay by Julius Onah and Lee. It also broke box office records in many other Asian countries, including China, making it the most international-acclaimed Thai film. Nattawut Poonpiriya wrote and directed and hai film studio GDH 559 Company Limited produced.

Erik Feig and Jessica Switch are producing Bad Genius via Picturestart along with Patrick Wachsberger and Ashley Stern via Picture Perfect Federation banner. Mallory Edens’ Little Ray Media finances. Lee said that she was thrilled to be able to share a new approach on a film that has been wildly successful and extraordinary. “I can’t wait to work with this fantastic, innovative group of artists, drawing on our diverse array of real world experiences to make a film as thrilling and fun as the original.”

“It is such a treat to work on this adaptation of

Bad Genius, a timely and cool movie we love,” said Feig and Wachsberger. “Add to that a talent as unique and aptly suited for the task as JC, Benedict, Callina, Jabari, as well as our new partner Mallory Edens and you have a title that we are excited about.” Edens said, “I fell in love

Bad Genius10 because of the way Lynn is written.” “She’s a worthy protagonist because she is a young woman who is intelligent, independent and brave. She is, however, a flawed character. As the title implies she does some ‘bad things’. It’s the kind of female character I wish I had seen more of growing up, and I’m so excited to team up with Picturestart and Picture Perfect Federation to bring Lynn’s story to moviegoing audiences so they can join us on her adventure.”Lee is known for serving as a producer and writer of

Luce based on his play of the same name. His producing, supervising producer and co-producer credits includeThe Morning Show, How to Get Away with Murder, and Looking.James McGough and Christina Tajalli negotiated the deal on behalf of Picturestart. Picture Perfect Federation negotiated the deal with Alan Grodin of Weintraub Tobin. Andrew Kramer of Loeb & Loeb represents Little Ray Media.

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