Renee Zellweger has acquired feature rights to Pillage, the novel by former New York City nightlife impresario Brantly Martin.
Variety reports that Zellweger will produce Pillage with PalmStar Entertainment’s Kevin Frakes. John Krokidas, who wrote the screenplay, will direct.
Shooting is scheduled to start during the first half of 2011 in New York City.
Per Variety, the film will center on four best friends living in NYC who rebel against their dead-end lives by searching for the perfect party in the downtown nightlife scene.
PalmStar’s roster of projects also includes Lunar Park, based on the Bret Easton Ellis novel and to be directed by Phil Alden Robinson; and The Golden Suicides, based on the Vanity Fair article about Jeremy Blake and Theresa Duncan.