Inarritu Helms Underworld Tale

New Regency is in talks to finance an untitled drama which “Babel” helmer Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu will direct reports Variety.

The story, based on Jennifer Vogel’s novel “Flim-Flam Man: The True Story of My Father’s Counterfeit Life”, is the author’s true story of her father’s life in a criminal underworld.

Bill Horberg (“Cold Mountain”) will produce while Jez Butterworth penned the script. If given the go ahead, this project will take priority over adventure drama “The Revenant” which Inarritu has also been linked to.