No need to grieve over not seeing Michael Pitt on your tv screens for much longer. He has quite a bit on his plate. The Boardwalk Empire star will be writing, producing, and starring in the 1926 autobiographical novel adaptation of You Can’t Win.
Boardwalk Empire star Michael Pitt is gearing up to pull triple duty on a feature film adaptation of Jack Black’s 1926 autobiographical novel You Can’t Win. Variety reports that Robinson Devor (Zoo) will direct the pic from a script he co-wrote with Pitt, who will also produce. The best-selling novel takes place in the hobo underworld and follows Black’s experiences around the Wild West and Canada, covering topics like crime, addiction, criminal justice, and human folly. Pitt hasn’t appeared on the big screen since 2008’s Funny Games, but it looks as if he’s planning a big return. No word on how soon production might begin.