Sebastian Stan has signed on to star and Gore Verbinski (“The Ring,” “Pirates of the Caribbean”) is set to direct the film adaptation of Josh Bazell’s debut novel “Beat the Reaper” for New Regency and Appian Way.
Stan will play a young ER doctor whose life is upended when a patient recognizes him from his past life as a mafia hitman. He’s forced to fight to stay alive as old enemies come out of the woodwork to destroy him.
“Billions” creators Brian Koppelman and David Levien penned the script and will serve as executive producers. Leonardo DiCaprio, Julie Yorn and Jennifer Davisson will produce.
The project has been in development for much of the past decade with DiCaprio himself attached at one point to potentially star.
Source: The Tracking Board