‘Friends With Benefits’ and ‘Easy A’ director Will Gluck is being lined up to direct and produce a feature film based on Geoffrey Gray’s novel ‘Skyjack: The Hunt for D.B. Cooper.’
The film will follow the story of D.B. Cooper, who on November 24, 1971, hijacked a Boeing 727, demanded $200,000 and parachutes, and jumped out over the Pacific Northwest. He was never caught and hailed as a folk hero.
According to Deadline the film will be an action comedy with Cooper’s story being tracked from the perspectives of three different people claiming to be him. The film is reportedly aiming for a mix of ‘The Usual Suspects’ and ‘Catch Me if You Can.’
Keith Bunin (‘In Treatment’) is penning the screenplay.