Zwigoff & Coens do Santa
Terry Zwigoff, who has had considerable success with his first two films CRUMB
and GHOST WORLD, has signed on to direct
the comedy BAD SANTA with Joel and Ethan Coen producing. The project had been
languishing in development hell until Dimension Films and Zwigoff quickly snatched up the
script earlier this week. The film, written by John Requa and Glenn Ficarra (CATS AND DOGS), follows two con men who
pose as Santa and an elf during Christmas-time and steal from the unsuspecting. They
then meet a young boy who (*sniff*) reminds them of the true meaning of Christmas.
Normally this movie would sound like a boring old Holiday sentimentality, but with Zwigoff
and the Coens behind it, the film could be a damn good time. Wonder if John Goodman
will be playing Santa?...