Peyton Reed is directing the film, which is getting a last-minute rewrite from Gabriel Ferrari and Andrew Barrer
Ferrari and Barrer will do a quick production polish on the screenplay and remain on set for the duration of filming. The duo drew Marvel’s interest after their “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” feature script caught the eyes of studio executives, according to a Latino Review report that broke the “Ant-Man” news.
It’s common for writers to stay on set during production of a big-budget movie, should the studio require tweaks on the fly. Wright and Cornish certainly weren’t going to wait around after departing the project, while McKay was also too busy to stay on set in Atlanta. If his schedule allowed for that, he probably would’ve just directed the movie. Thus, Marvel recruited two younger, cheaper writers whose past scripts have featured a similar tone to the action-comedy Marvel has in mind for “Ant-Man.”
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Ferrari and Barrer are NYU grads whose script “Die In a Gunfight” was voted to the 2010 Black List and once had Zac Efron attached to star and Anthony Mandler attached to direct. They’re represented by WME and Caliber Media Company.