The Film Department (Law Abiding Citizen) has acquired True Memoirs of an International Assassin, an action-comedy written by Jeff Morris, reports Variety.
The project centers on an ordinary guy who leads the dull life of an accountant by day while at night, he’s writing a novel about the life he wishes he had: the tale of a brilliant, fearless, glamorous assassin. When a publisher buys his book, he quits his job and the whole world thinks he really is his alter-ego and when he goes on vacation to Belize, he’s met by a drug lord with several trunkloads of weapons, $2 million in cash, and an offer he can’t refuse — to kill the prime minister.
Michael De Luca, Alissa Phillips, Film Department co-topper Mark Gill and Robert Katz will produce. Film Department co-chief Neil Sacker and Michael Goguen are executive producing and Scott Nemes is co-producer.