Filmmaker and star Elizabeth Banks and David Wayne of “Wet Hot American Summer” are reuniting for a new movie musical at Amazon Studios.
Owen is running the project, called “Where Are We?” Wayne wrote the script with Jane Rhino and Jess McKenna. Allison Small is producing the executive.
Passengers and crew stuck for three months on a commercial flight after a crash landing, the film follows members of this makeshift community who begin producing a Shakespeare drama to keep themselves occupied, even though their captain is trying to concentrate on rescuing them.
Banks and Handelman are currently employed on a first-look film contract at Universal and count a slate with multiple film, television and digital collaborations across different networks and studios. Partners include Universal, Sony Pictures, Lionsgate, Fox, Freeform, HBO Max, Netflix, Hulu and Peacock.
Upcoming films are titled “Invisible Women,” “Grace Year,” “Science Fair,” “The Paperpag Princess,” “Uncanny Valley,” “The Magic School Bus,” and “Cocaine Bear.” On the television side, Brownstone’s Slate includes season 3 of the critically acclaimed series “Srila” in Hulu; “Red Queen” in Peacock; “Over My Dead Body” on HBO Max; And the adult comedy animated series “Bedrock” on Fox.
Rhino and McKenna’s critically acclaimed podcasts include “Off Book”, “Party Over Here” (a fox sketch show produced by The Lonely Island) and “Rick and Morty”. They were listed as Vulture’s “Comedian You Should and Will Know” and released their first full-length musical comedy album, “The Calendar Album” in 2019.
Bank and Brownstone Productions are represented by UTA, Untitled Entertainment, Relevant and Jiffren Brittenham. Wain is represented by WME, Artists First, Kovert and Goodman Genow.
Reino is represented by WME, Omnipop Talent Group, and Ginsburg by Daniels Kallis. McKenna is represented by WME, Omnipop Talent Group, Guinivan PR, and Ginsburg Daniels Kallis.