Fox Acquires McElroy’s Man and Wife


20th Century Fox has bought Alan McElroy’s action-thriller spec Man and Wife.

Variety says the story of international espionage centers on a professional killer, who has to pretend to be an ordinary husband, and the wife who learns to love him in a totally unexpected way.

Ralph Winter, who produced the “X-Men” and “Fantastic Four” franchises for Fox, is producing through his studio-based company. Noah Rosen is executive producing.

McElroy wrote Left Behind: The Movie, which Winter also produced. His credits include Resident Evil, Spawn and Three.