Lumet Signs Funky Deal for Two Films

Sidney Lumet has inked a deal with Funky Buddha Group to finance his next two films, with an option for a third, according to Variety.

Under the deal, Lumet will move forward first on the prison breakout movie “Getting Out,” based on his original script. Story centers on a man desperate to regain his freedom while entangled in deadly head games with his prison psychiatrist and the woman he desires.

Shooting is scheduled to begin in January.