Trio Within KILLSHOT
Diane Lane, Thomas Jane and Mickey Rourke may take the leads in adaptation of Elmore Leonard crime thriller for helmer John Madden. By Mark Umbach, FilmStew.com
Diane Lane, Thomas Jane and Mickey Rourke may be in business with Bob and Harvey Weinstein. According to Daily Variety, the trio has started negotiations to headline Killshot for the Weinstein brothers temporarily-titled The Weinstein Co. The crime drama, based on the Elmore Leonard novel, will begin shooting in October in Toronto.
Hossein Amini, who landed an Academy Award nomination for adapting The Wings of the Dove, will adapt the Leonard novel. The story centers on a real estate agent (Lane) and her husband (Jane) who get involved in an extortion scheme gone wrong that lands them in the Witness Protection Program...and as one of the main targets for a hit man. Rourke will play on of the hit men.
Oscar-nominated director John Madden (Shakespeare in Love) will be joined by five-time Oscar-nominated cinematographer Caleb Deschanel (The Passion of the Christ) on Killshot, which will be produced by Richard Gladstein's Film Colony and executive produced by Quentin Tarantino.