Padilha, Mantovani Board Agent in Place Adaptation

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Variety reports that Lionsgate has hired Jose Padilha to direct, and Braulio Mantovani to write Agent in Place, a live-action feature based on the upcoming video game created by Flint Dille and developed with Union Entertainment.

Pic will be produced by Lionsgate production president Alli Shearmur and Union Entertainment president Richard Leibowitz. Dille and Dan Jevons will be executive producers.

The film is described by Lionsgate as a character-driven action thriller based on the game by Dille, who previously hatched “Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay” and “Dead to Rights.”

Padilha and Mantovani previously teamed on Elite Squad. While Mantovani is off writing the script, Padilha is preparing to next direct The Sigma Protocol, an adaptation of the Robert Ludlum thriller at Universal.

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