Actress Mila Kunis is to star in the American remake of the 2011 Norwegian film Jackpot which is based on a story written by Jo Nesbo. The premise involves a man who wakes up in a strip club holding a shotgun. Dead people are at his feet and police are aiming at him. Jackpot was described in America as “a Coen Brothers-inspired riff on greed and betrayal with a Nordic twist.”
Patty Jenkins, the writer and director behind the disturbing 2004 film Monster which won Charlize Theron an Oscar for Best Actress, was set to direct the American remake of Jackpot. But Annie director Will Gluck was brought in after Jenkins was selected to helm Wonder Woman starring Gal Gadot and Robin Wright. Wonder Woman will be released on June 2, 2017. No word yet on a Jackpot release. Gluck directed Kunis in 2011’s Friends with Benefits. Those who’d hoped to see the powerful personalities of Jenkins and Kunis in collaboration will have to wait.
[Correction: an earlier version of this article presumed Patty Jenkins was still directing Jackpot.]