EXCLUSIVE: Chris McCoy, who worked on the Guardians Of The Galaxy script, has his own movie to direct. McCoy wrote and will make his feature helming debut on Good Kids, his script that made the 2011 Black List script. Nicholas Braun, who is starring in the Sony genre mash up movieKitchen Sink will star with Jane Levy, the Suburgatory star who’s coming off the Evil Dead remake. The film is about four overachieving high school students on Cape Cod who reinvent themselves after graduation when the summer people come to town. Depth of Field’s Chris and Paul Weitz and Andrew Miano are producing, and they are out for financing.
McCoy seems poised to pop. He has had three scripts on the Black List. Aside from Good Kids, he landed Good Looking on the 2009 list, and it got optioned by Double Feature Films and DreamWorks, and Get Back, which made the 2007 list and was optioned by Sidney Kimmel Entertainment. His book Scurvy Goonda was published by Knopf in 2009, and he’s got a 2015 pub date from Knopf for The Prom-Goer’s Interstellar Companion. McCoy is represented by WME and Gotham Group.