Norwegian filmmaker lands heist thriller.
Deadline’s Mike Fleming has learned that Morten Tyldum (‘Headhunters,’ ‘Fallen Angels,’ ‘Buddy’) has been tapped by Warner Bros. to take the directing reins for a film adaptation of the Roger Hobbs novel ‘Ghostman.’
Adapted by Peter Craig, the crime thriller centres on “Jack,” a career criminal and professional Ghostman who cleans up messes and helps fugitives disappear. The Ghostman soon finds himself sucked into a bungled Atlantic City heist with only 48 hours to clean up the mess or his mentor, Marcus, will be in the cross hairs of the FBI and a ruthless drug kingpin called The Wolf.
Kevin McCormick will produce ‘Ghostman’ through his Langley Park banner (‘Gangster Squad,’ ‘The Lucky One’). Tyldum is expected to move on to the thriller when he wraps on his Alan Turing biopic, ‘The Imitation Game,’ starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley.