Brian Koppleman and David Levien, the two scribes that penned the now filming Ocean’s Thirteen, are set to adapt the Don Winslow novel “The Winter of Frankie Machine” for Paramount Pictures with Robert De Niro attached to star.
The story is about a mob hitman who gave up the game for a quiet life as the proprietor of a bait shop. When the son of a mob boss asks for his backup to help resolve a dispute with another Mafioso, he agrees, only to find he’s been set up for a hit.
Apparently the pay day is worth a low seven figures for the writing duo. The Winslow novel hits book stores on September 26.