Alcon Entertainment has acquired Abdul Williams’ script Lottery Ticket in turnaround from Rogue Pictures, and will finance and produce the urban comedy as a starring vehicle for Bow Wow and Ice Cube.
Variety says that music video helmer Erik White will make his feature directorial debut on the project, set to begin filming in Atlanta in October.
Alcon’s Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove will produce, along with Evolution partners Mark Burg and Oren Koules. Matt Alvarez of Ice Cube’s production company, Cube Vision, will also produce.
The story revolves a young man, portrayed by Bow Wow, living in the projects who has to survive a three-day weekend after his opportunistic neighbors find out he’s holding a winning lottery ticket worth $350 million.
Warner Bros. Pictures will distribute the film.