Myriad Pictures announced today that they are in advanced negotiations to sign Academy Award Winner Stefan Ruzowitzky to direct the noir mystery thriller Caught Stealing, starring Patrick Wilson and Alec Baldwin and written by David Hayter from the popular novel of the same nameby Charlie Huston.
Caught Stealing is the first book in a trilogy.
Wilson plays Hank Thompson, once a hotshot high school baseball prospect, turned unlucky, going-nowhere bartender who mistakenly gets caught up in a bloody treasure hunt through New York City. It turns out that the cat Hank's neighbor left in his care is sitting on a secret. Hidden at the bottom of its cage is a key wanted by a sadistic cop (Baldwin), Russian mobsters, a Samoan hit man, and a pair of psychotic brothers.
Patrick Wilson in producing.
I want nothing more than noir to make a comeback but this sounds like a darker version of Seven Psychopaths.
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