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Bailout: Jack Black to star

  • Jack Black has been set to star in the comedy "Bailout", an adaptation of the novel "The Financial Lives of The Poets" written by Jess Walter.

  • Michael Winterbottom ("Code 46") will direct from a script by Walter.

  • The story follows the misadventures of Matt Prior, who loses his job, is crippled with debt and is convinced his wife is having an affair. He's two weeks from losing his home when he meets two losers at the supermarket who offer him a strange business opportunity and his last chance to save himself.