The Hollywood Reporter writes that in addition to the potential Bored to Death feature, Jonathan Ames and Jason Schwartzman will be working together on another project. Together, the two men intend to adapt Bernard Malamud’s collection of short stories Pictures of Fidelman into a movie. The collection centers on Arthur Fidelman, a Jewish art student from the Bronx who travels to Italy with hopes of becoming a painter. Schwartzman would play Fidelman. The two are still looking for financing, but come on, rich people — how can you say no to those faces?
Jonathan Ames and Jason Schwartzman attend the premiere of HBO’s “Bored to Death” at the Clearview Chelsea Cinemas on September 10, 2009 in New York City. Photo: Barry Brecheisen/Getty Images