Jason Winer to direct Shining City

Jason Winer is in negotiations to make his feature film debut on “Shining City,” the big-screen adaptation of the comedic novel by Seth Greenland.

 

The book centers on a recently unemployed suburban milquetoast dad whose brother dies and leaves behind a dry-cleaning business. He discovers that the business is a front for a prostitution ring, takes it over and starts yuppifying it — giving the women 401(k)s and health benefits — and bringing on his wife to help run things. When a rival madam finds out about the operation, she threatens to take them down.

 

Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel (“Hot Tub Time Machine”) are writing the adaptation.