Mark Romanek (‘Never Let Me Go,’ ‘One Hour Photo’) has signed on to take the director’s chair for the romantic comedy ‘Septillion to One,’ Deadline has learned.

Based on a spec script by Adam R. Perlman and Graham Sack, the film follows an overzealous former FBI agent who has been relegated to the fraud department of the Texas State Lottery. When a beautiful and shrewd woman inexplicably defies all odds and hits the lottery jackpot three times, the agent begins an investigation. Realising the odds are over one in a billion for this to happen, he creates a game of cat and mouse with the suspect.

Gigi Pritzker, Tom McNulty and Linda McDonough are on board to produce.