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05-20-2015, 01:17 PM
Good Universe has just landed a comedy pitch from Portlandia writer-director Jonathan Krisel and writer Graham Wagner for Mermaids In Paradise, the pair’s adaptation of Lydia Millet’s satirical novel. Krisel is set to help the pic and Wagner will write the screenplay, marking the feature debuts of both...



The producers behind IFC's "Portlandia" have picked up the option for Lydia Millet's "Mermaids in Paradise." The pair intend to make it into a feature film.

"Portlandia" writer-director Jonathan Krisel and writer Graham Wagner are adapting the book, Deadline reports, and Good Universe will executive produce.

In "Mermaids in Paradise," a young couple, Chip and Deb, go on their honeymoon and see what appear to be live mermaids. There are forces who want to protect them, unexpected violence, mermaid believers and nonbelievers, paparazzi, and heavily armed soldiers. The chaos that surrounds them is a little like the classic Kirk Douglas film "Ace in the Hole," except instead of a dusty mining town it's at a tropical beach resort...