"Cheaper" Director to Inherit Brett Ratner's "21"Variety, director Shawn Levy ("Cheaper By the Dozen," "Just Married") has been invited by Sony to helm "21," a fact-based gambling flick that used to be called "Breaking Vegas" and used to have a director named Brett Ratner.
Written by Peter Steinfeld, "21" is about "six MIT students who were trained to become experts in card counting and subsequently took Vegas casinos for millions in winnings."
The screenplay is based on the non-fiction account "Bringing Down the House," as penned by Ben Mezrich.
Kevin Spacey's Trigger Street Productions in backing the project, and Mr. Levy was seen as a perfect fit once Mr. Ratner took off to direct Fox's "X-Men 3."
Shawn Levy's newest project, "The Pink Panther," is scheduled for release early next year.