Chandor, Cuesta, Faxon Set Next Directing Efforts

J.C. Chandor (“A Most Violent Year,” “All Is Lost”) has become attached to direct the action thriller “The Robber,” a remake of the German-Austrian film and Martin Prinz’s novella “Der Rauber,” for FilmNation Entertainment.

The true story tale follows an elite marathon runner who uses major races as a cover to perpetrate bank heists. Chase Palmer is adapting the screenplay while Neal Dodson, Anna Gerb and Chandor producing

Meanwhile Michael Cuesta (“Kill the Messenger,” “Homeland”) has signed on to direct the film adaptation of the Vince Flynn novel “American Assassin” at CBS Films.

The story follows counterterrorism agent Mitch Rapp who is recruited by the CIA after his girlfriend is killed in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103. Stephen Schiff (“The Americans”) has been hired to adapt the script.

Finally, 20th Century Fox has acquired a pitch by “The Descendants” and “The Way Way Back” scribes Nat Faxon and Jim Rash for the comedy horror film “Dead Mall”.

The pair will also direct the film about a group forty-year old guys and girls trapped in an abandoned shopping mall who, despite their age, don’t seem to have the smarts to escape a slasher film-style killer.

Source: Deadline