Bob Odenkirk To Star In Action Flick ‘Normal’ From Director Ben Wheatley; WME Independent To Launch At EFM

Emmy Award winner Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul) has re-teamed with Nobody writer Derek Kolstad (John Wick franchise) on a new action pic titled Normal, with Ben Wheatley (Meg 2: The Trench, Free Fire, High Rise) set as director. WME Independent will launch sales at the upcoming European Film market.

The script, written by Kolstad (John Wick franchise, Nobody), follows Ulysses (Odenkirk), who is thrust into the temporary role of the sheriff for the small sleepy town Normal after the previous one’s untimely death. When the town’s bank is robbed by an out-of-town couple, Ulysses arrives on the scene to find that the town is hiding much more sinister deep-seated secrets under its surface and everyone – from the bartender to the priest – is in on it. And now Ulysses, who’s up-till-now focused only on running away from the demons of his past, must uncover the full extent of this criminal conspiracy.

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Marc Provissiero (Nobody, No Hard Feelings), Odenkirk and Kolstad will produce. Odenkirk is best known for his role in the critically acclaimed Breaking Bad prequel Better Call Saul. The series was nominated in seven categories at this year’s Emmys but left empty-handed. Kolstad is known for the John Wick series, Marvel’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and Die Hart. This year’s EFM runs from February 15 to 21.

Odenkirk is represented by WME, Odenkirk Provissiero, Johnson Shapiro Slewett & Kole LLP and The Lede Company. Wheatley is represented by WME. Kolstad is represented by UTA and Circle of Confusion.

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