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.
“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.