Steve Zaillian and Mandate Pictures have bought Close Far Away, photojournalist Jens Assur’s spec script thriller, says Variety. Assur will direct a big screen adaptation.
The script weaves together five parallel stories into a thriller set in Europe, Africa and the U.S. The film traces individuals put in vulnerable situations, whose actions carry both personal and global consequences.
Zaillian will produce with Mandate president Nathan Kahane executive producing.