Screenwriter Scott Z. Burns is responsible for scripts such as Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes and The Bourne Ultimatum, but it may be his “trilogy” of films with Steven Soderbergh that really stand out: The Informant!, Side Effects, and Contagion developed a vision of modern communication that is pessimistic, to say the least. 

Now Burns is attached to direct a film based on Maxine Swann’s New York Times Magazine article ‘The Professor, The Bikini Model, And the Suitcase Full of Trouble,’ which ran last year. The story follows a wild, almost insane scam, and fits right in with some of the sensibility we’ve seen Burns express in those films with Soderbergh. Read More »