Alexander Payne is looking to make a major comeback by making the leap to streaming content. The Oscar-winning filmmaker is in talks with Amazon Studios to helm the legal drama The Burial. Amazon has been looking to add bigger names and more prolific directors to their roster.

Payne won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Sideways in 2005 and then for The Descendants in 2012. Sideways also won a Golden Globe for Best Screenplay, as did Election in the year 2000. Unfortunately, his latest project, the 2017 Matt Damon vehicle Downsizing was more miss than hit – with a score of 51 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and reviews calling the film a confusing mishmash of different movies ...

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