Filmmaker David O. Russell (“The Fighter”) has entered early talks to rewrite and direct a film adaptation of the graphic novel “2 Guns” for Universal Pictures reports Deadline.
The story centers on an undercover DEA officer and an undercover naval officer who are investigating each other, unaware that they are both the good guys. They later discover they were duped by the mafia to steal $50 million from the CIA.
At last report Owen Wilson was attached to star but it’s unclear if that’s still the case. It has been indicated that Vince Vaughn will star in the project, Vaughn and Russell were set to work on “Old St. Louis” together until the director’s adaptation of the video game “Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune” took precedence.
Russell wil re-write the script by Blake Masters. No word on how long before production of this starts.