Me and Earl and the Dying Girl star Thomas Mann has signed on as the lead to the dark comedy Beef with John Stalberg Jr. directing.
The Exchange announced Wednesday on the opening day of the American Film Market that it has acquired international sales rights and attached Mann. WME is handling domestic rights.
The projects script, written by Jeff Lock, made the 2014 Black List of best unproduced screenplays.
The story, described as being in the vein of the Coen Brothers Fargo, centers on a small town fast food manager who gets in way over his head with the local crime syndicate.