‘Liar’s Ball’ set for production
J.C. Chandor has RSVP’d for “The Liar’s Ball.”
The filmmaker behind “A Most Violent Year” is set to produce an adaptation of Vicky Ward’s book about the landmark General Motors Building in New York, with an eye to direct as well. A24, the independent film company that released “Violent Year,” will distribute “Liar’s Ball.”
Screenwriter and former MTV News correspondent Gideon Yago is adapting Ward’s book, which chroni- cles the history of the GM Building but focuses on real estate mogul Harry Macklowe. Macklowe’s battles to own and redevelop the full-block, 50-story tower in the 1990s and 2000s resulted in the now famous glass-cube Apple Store, but also in his losing the building. He ultimately bounced back and rebuilt his empire.