Jonathan Levine Finds Work After Wackness

Jonathan Levine, whose New York ’90s dramedy The Wackness is being released this weekend, has just signed on to two new projects. He’ll work on Positive, a “romantic thriller” that sounds like a slightly scarier version of Meet the Parents, and Echelon Vendetta, an adaptation of David Stone’s thriller novel about a CIA agent who tries to keep the organization’s shady ways under wraps.

The Hollywood Reporter reports:

“Positive” centers on a twenty-something who visits his fiancee’s family only to be seduced by her sister. Occupant’s Joe Neurauter, Felipe Marino and Keith Calder will produce the film, which is aiming for a mid-2009 start date.

“Vendetta” centers on a “cleaner,” a CIA operative in charge of keeping dirty laundry from being aired in public, who after the death of a friend begins to investigate the deaths of several agents.

Levine, who is repped by UTA and manager Ragna Nervik, has concentrated on indie projects but said he’d like to strike a balance between studio and indie gigs. “I want to have a lot of the creative freedom that comes from (indie films), but I also don’t want to be broke,” he joked.


Jonathan Levine Finds Work After Wackness