Billionairess funds Jonze/Kaufman collaboration

Megan Ellison – twenty-five-year-old billionairess and lover of quality cinema – is on something of a roll. Not only is she funding P.T. Anderson’s Inherent Vice and The Master, but she’s also ponying up the dough for the new Spike Jonze/Charlie Kaufman collaboration.

According to Deadline, Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures is in negotiations to acquire an untitled satire from the writer/director duo who brought us the modern classics Being John Malkovich and Adaptation.

Although little is known about the film, it reportedly follows a bunch of world leaders gathering “to figure out all the seismic events that will take place in the worlds, from oil prices to wars that will be waged”.

Ellison is also funding The Wettest County in the World, Cogan’s Trade, one of the many, many projects based on Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and Wong Kar-Wai martial arts pic Grandmasters.

Deadline also reveal some tasty tidbits regarding another Kaufman scripted project, which he is looking to direct as a follow up to Synecdoche New York.

Titled Frank or Francis, it details the relationship between a director and a blogger who repeatedly belittles his talents.

Discuss: So, how awesome is this Megan Ellison?

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