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Hugh Jackman’s ‘Bad Education’ Acquired by HBO

HBO has acquired the worldwide rights to Hugh Jackman’s “Bad Education” out of the Toronto International Film Festival and is planning a 2020 launch for it, a person with data of the deal instructed TheWrap.

“Bad Education” is in regards to the greatest public faculty embezzlement scandal in American historical past. It additionally stars Allison Janney, Ray Romano, Alex Wolff and Geraldine Viswanathan, and was directed by Cory Finley (“Thoroughbreds”) primarily based on a real story that occurred to screenwriter Mike Makowsky (“I Think We’re Alone Now”).

HBO beat out a number of theatrical distributors in a aggressive scenario and might be planning an awards push for it in 2020.

Jackman and Janney star within the movie as a faculty superintendent and his assistant who’re tasked with bringing their faculty district in Long Island status till a plucky younger scholar digs into their expense reviews and uncovers an elaborate embezzlement scheme. It forces Jackman’s character to stage a large cover-up and try to maintain his composure.

Makowsky primarily based the screenplay on the New York Magazine article “The Bad Superintendent” by Robert Kolker, in addition to primarily based on his personal expertise rising up in Roslyn, Long Island.

“Bad Education” is produced by Fred Berger, Eddie Vaisman, Julia Lebedev, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Oren Moverman and Makowsky. “Bad Education” is a manufacturing of Automatik and Sight Unseen. The movie’s govt producers are Leonid Lebedev and Caroline Jaczko.

CAA Media Finance and Endeavor Content brokered the deal for “Bad Education.”

Deadline first reported the information of the deal.

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