Myriad Pictures announced today that they are in advanced negotiations to sign Academy Award Winner Stefan Ruzowitzky (DeadFall, The Counterfeiters) to direct the noir mystery thriller Caught Stealing, starring Patrick Wilson (Insidious, Young Adult) and Alec Baldwin (To Rome with Love, “30 Rock”) and written by David Hayter (X-Men, Watchmen) from the popular novel of the same nameby Charlie Huston.
Caught Stealing is the first book in the Henry Thompson trilogy, which also includes Six Bad Things and A Dangerous Man.
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.
Lost Rhino Films’ Marcus Chait and James Carpinello will produce alongside Wilson. Paula Wagner is executive producing alongside Myriad’s Kirk D’Amico.
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