Following the showcase for his sophomore film Old Henry (2021) at the Venice Film Festival, Potsy Ponciroli next landed on Greedy People (formerly titled The Problem with Providence) back in May of this year. Shot in North Carolina, Lily James, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Himesh Patel topline what is being coined as a American comedy mystery film. Traci Lords, Joey Lauren Adams, Uzo Aduba, Jim Gaffigan, Simon Rex, Nina Arianda, Neva Howell, José María Yazpik and a return appearance of Tim Blake Nelson make up the rest of the shot in North Carolina ensemble. Ponciroli has a long rap sheet with several shorts, music videos and commercials under his belt. The film feels like a longshot — but if it’s got a next level funny bone then it’s a contender as an acquisitions title.
Gist: Written by Michael Vukadinovich, the story follows the eclectic residents of a small, picturesque island town who must navigate a sensational murder and the discovery of a million dollars as a series of increasingly bad decisions upends the once-peaceful community.
Production Co./Producers: Kevin M. Brennan, Limelight Dylan Sellers and Chris Parker, Boies Schiller Entertainment’s David Boies and Zack Schiller, Hideout Pictures’ Shannon Houchins.
Sales: Verve Ventures (Domestic) / Mister Smith Ent. (International).