Tony Scott is very close to signing on to direct The Associate, another big-screen adaptaion from a John Grisham novel. Shia Labeouf is already attached to the project to play a newly minted lawyer Kyle McAvoy, the owner of a dark secret which falls into the wrong hands.
Kyle McAvoy grew up in his father’s small-town law office in York, Pennsylvania. He excelled in college, was elected editor-in-chief of The Yale Law Journal, and his future has limitless potential.
But Kyle has a secret, a dark one, an episode from college that he has tried to forget. The secret, though, falls into the hands of the wrong people, and Kyle is forced to take a job he doesn’t want—even though it’s a job most law students can only dream about.
Three months after leaving Yale, Kyle becomes an associate at the largest law firm in the world, where, in addition to practicing law, he is expected to lie, steal, and take part in a scheme that could send him to prison, if not get him killed.
Scott in the meantime has his crime-drama Potsdamer Plotz coming up starring Mickey Rourke, Javier Bardem, Christopher Walken and Johnny Hallyday and has Unstoppable starring Denzel Washington, Rosario Dawson and Chris Pine to release on November 12th.
Source: 24 Frames