Lisa Cholodenko, who last made waves with her dramedy The Kids Are All Right in 2009, is apparently moving over to the thriller genre. The filmmaker has signed on to helm November Criminals, a new movie from production company Indian Paintbrush. Based on a script by Steve Knight (who is currently polishing the most recent draft), the story is set in Washington D.C. and follows a student who explores "the underbelly of Washington society in order to uncover the mystery surrounding the death of a fellow student."

The Wrap says that this is just one of the many filmmaker deals that Indian Paintbrush has been making in recent months. Earlier this year they made a two-year deal with Jeremy Renner and his writing partner Don Handfield and they have also been working with Jason Reitman and Wes Anderson (they are producing The Grand Budapest Hotel, which is being written and directed by Anderson and will star Johnny Depp).

Cholodenko has been making features since she debuted High Art in 1998, and also directed the Christian Bale-Frances McDormand drama Laurel Canyon. She has also worked in television, directing episodes of series such as Hung, The L Word, Six Feet Under and Homicide: Life on the Street. She received a Best Original Screenplay Oscar nomination for The Kids Are All Right, but the prize went to The King's Speech.

What isn't known is where November Criminals will fit into Cholodenko's schedule. She is also currently attached to direct an adaptation of The Abstinence Teacher as well as a movie version of the children's book Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.

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