Co-workers! Pffft! Amirite? Yeah! You know what I mean! It looks like Elizabeth Banks feels me too, as she is set to star in Alan Ball‘s dark comedy What’s The Matter With Margie? as a “downtrodden” office drone who snaps and kills her co-workers. Fun! Deadline Henderson reports that Daniel Minahan will be directing the film, which comes from producer Balls’ own original screenplay.
Not much else is known about the project at this time, but so far, it sounds like a perfect fit. Banks has long been due her own comedy vehicle, and she’s terrifyingly adept at going off the rails in hilarious fashion (her freak-out in this week’s What to Expect When You’re Expecting is one of the film’s rare bright spots, and she’s also done it in films like Wet Hot American Summer, The Details, and The 40 Year Old Virgin). Ball’s brand of dark American humor is a solid fit for this film, which is (shockingly) only his third screenplay. Yet, considering his first was American Beauty, we’re lucky to be getting another film from such a talented scribe. While this will be only Minahan’s second feature, the director has a lot of great TV gigs under his belt – including Deadwood, John From Cincinnati, Game of Thrones, and two Ball properties – Six Feet Under and True Blood.