Picturestart founder Erik Feig is teaming up with Patrick Wachsberger’s Picture Perfect Entertainment on Bad Genius, an English-language remake of 2017 Thai hit Chalard Games Goeng.
The partners will develop, produce and finance the project, and Eva Anderson has been brought on to write the script.
Nattawut Poonpiriya directed and Thai film studio GDH 559 Company Limited produced the original about entrepreneurial high school seniors who take down the rigged college-admissions system.
Jessica Switch and Julia Enescu will oversee for Picturestart, and the parties secured rights before news of the US college admissions scandal broke.
Chalard Games Goeng opened at number one on May 3, 2017 and became the highest grossing Thai film of the year and went on to become the most successful Thai film internationally.
Feig rose to motion picture group co-president at Lionsgate when Wachsberger was co-chairman of the motion picture group.