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Brian De Palma Unlocks A "Key Man"

By Garth Franklin Friday August 19th 2011 09:30AM

Brian De Palma ("Snake Eyes," "Blow Out") is set to direct the thriller "The Key Man" for QED International and Safehouse PIctures reports Deadline.

Joby Harold ("Awake") penned the script about a single father who's targeted by U.S. government agents because his body contains answers to important national secrets. The tone is said to be akin to great 70's paranoia thrillers like "Three Days of the Condor" and "Marathon Man".

Bill Block, Paul Hanson, Tory Tunnell and Harold will produce. Shooting kicks off around the end of the year with Open Road Films set to distribute.

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