Lionsgate Sets Up Severance Package


Variety says Lionsgate has acquired the Duane Swierczynski novel “Severance Package” and has hired helmer Brett Simon (Assassination of a High School President) to write the script with the author and direct.

The protagonist is a media relations director of a financial company who learns that the firm was a front for a covert intelligence agency that is being shut down immediately, with every manager scheduled to be terminated–literally.

Marc Platt and Adam Siegel will produce the action comedy.