British director Yann Demange (“’71,” “Top Boy”) has been set to direct an untitled feature for Studio 8.
The project has been inspired by the true story of teenager Rick Wershe Jr., an undercover informant for the police during the 1980s. He was ultimately arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison.
Studio 8 is in final talks to acquire a script penned by Andy Weiss which was previously setup at Scott Franklin and Darren Aronofsky’s Protozoa Pictures. Franklin and Aronofsky, along with John Lesher, Rick Yorn and Julie Yorn will produce.
Wershe will consult on the project and shooting kicks off early next year.