Fox Searchlight Pictures will produce and finance David Talbert’s Baggage Claim, about a single flight attendant who jets around the country in search of a husband.
Talbert will write, direct and produce the movie based on his 2005 novel. Casting is under way for the prestrike project, which Searchlight hopes to shoot ahead of a potential actors strike in the summer.
“Baggage” centers on the thirtysomething Montana Moore, who, frustrated with being single, embarks on a 30-day, 30,000-mile barnstorm across America to find an appropriate suitor. Along the way she encounters several interested prospects, including a preacher, a politician and a tycoon.
Talbert wrote, directed and produced Screen Gems’ First Sunday, opening in theaters today.