WT Deals: Picture Perfect Federation and Picturestart to Produce English-Language Remake of “Bad Genius”

Weintraub client Picture Perfect Federation is teaming up with Picturestart to produce an English-language remake of the hit Thai film Bad Genius. The film will star Benedict Wong (Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness), Callina Liang (Tell Me Everything), and Jabari Banks (Bel-Air). Writer JC Lee (Luce) will make his directorial debut.  Patrick Wachsberger and Ashley Stern of Picture Perfect Federation along with Erik Feig and Jessica Switch of Picturestart will produce.  Mallory Edens’ Little Ray Media is financing. Executive producers on the project include Edens, Julia Hammer, and Wong.

The original film was released in 2017, where it debuted at number one at the Thai box office and went on to become the most internationally successful Thai film ever.

Weintraub Shareholders Alan Grodin and Tara Sattler represent Picture Perfect Federation.

Read more about the project here on Variety.