Summit's adaptation of John Huddy's Storming Las Vegas is gaining momentum. We first reported in July that Antoine Fuqua was attached to direct the crime thriller, and now THR is reporting that newcomer Chuck MacLean has been hired to pen the script.
The movie will tell the "true-life story of Jose Vigoa, a Cuban native who “uses his quick wits and quicker fists to trade a life of poverty and desperation for one of danger and adventure,” according to the studio. He and his crew went on a 16-month crime spree in Las Vegas during the late 1990s.
This will be the first writing gig for MacLean. He is a graduate of Emerson and more recently of USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. He gained a lot of attention after writing some well-received specs, which paved the way for this job. I was interested in seeing this project make it to the big screen when it was first reported. The fact that MacLean's a newcomer is a non-issue because the source material is so strong.