‘Motorcycle’ Duo Scrub For “Rust”

“The Motorcycle Diaries” director Walter Salles and writer Jose Rivera will reteam in the same capacities on “American Rust” says Variety.

An adaptation of Philipp Meyer’s debut novel, the story centers around two longtime friends from an economically depressed steel town in Pennsylvania whose dreams of escaping to California are dashed when they’re implicated in a crime.

Scott Stuber (“Couples Retreat,” “The Break-Up”) recently acquired film rights to the project.