John Moore, the Irish filmmaker ‘Behind Enemy Lines’ and ‘A Good Day to Die Hard,’ is set to take the helm for the cat-and-mouse thriller ‘The Manuscript’ with Morgan Freeman (‘Going In Style,’ ‘Angel Has Fallen’) toplining.
Per ScreenDaily’s report, the film sees Freeman playing “an imprisoned genius who uses clues in the manuscript of his upcoming memoir to guide a junior book editor to a missing $20m diamond stash he stole years earlier. As the ambitious youngster gets closer to the truth, he becomes ensnared in a criminal plot that places his life in danger.”
The screenplay comes from Louis Rosenberg and Joe Rosenbaum. Filming is set to begin October 9th.