Ratner Produces “Cuba,” Ferrell Joins “Yank”

Brett Ratner’s RatPac Entertainment has acquired the film rights to Jesse Katz’ Los Angeles magazine article “Escape From Cuba”. Ratner and Beau Flynn will produce, and a search for writers is underway.

The story chronicles Dodgers superstar Yasiel Puig’s repeated attempts to escape his home country of Cuba – attempts which saw him held captive by drug smugglers for almost three weeks.

In news of a different kind, Tri-Star Pictures has pre-emptively acquired the comedy pitch “The Yank” which Steve Pink and Jeff Morris will write and which has Will Ferrell attached to star.

Ferrell would play a timid insurance courier who gets caught up in a plot to steal the Crown Jewels in London. No director is attached at this time.

Source: THR