Scott Eastwood joins Morgan Freeman in The Manuscript
Scott Eastwood (The Fate of the Furious, The Longest Ride) has joined Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman in The Manuscript. Nick Cassavetes (The Other Woman, The Notebook) is set to direct the script by Louis Rosenberg and Joe Rosenbaum.
The cat and mouse style thriller centers on a jailed genius convict (Freeman) who writes and sends chapters from a mysterious novel to an aspiring young writer (Eastwood), ensnaring him in a high stakes ploy to recover $100 million in stolen diamonds.
Eastwood most recently starred in The Fate of the Furious for Universal Pictures and Oliver Stone’s Snowden for Open Road Films. He will next star in Universal Pictures’ Pacific Rim Uprising alongside Star Wars‘ John Boyega.
Also joining the production is Rob Paris via his eponymous shingle Paris Film, Inc. The company will produce alongside Mike Witherill (John Wick) and Mark Williams (The Accountant). Highland Film Group is handling international sales and will continue speaking to buyers at EFM.
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