Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps director Oliver Stone has signed a deal to direct and produce Savages, an adaptation of Don Winslow’s novel that will hit stores on July 13.
Winslow and Stone will collaborate on the script, with the author writing the first draft, says Deadline New York.
In the book, two friends from Laguna Beach share the same girlfriend and a thriving business growing and distributing the best-quality pot on the planet. When they resist being muscled by a Mexican drug cartel, the girl is kidnapped and the ransom is every cent they’ve made for the last five years. They agree to pay but hatch an alternate plan to get her back, get revenge, and then get lost.