Vaughn Goes To China For “Risk Agent”

Wild West Picture Show Productions has picked up the film rights to Ridley Pearson’s China-set thriller novel “The Risk Agent” which will be developed as a producing and star vehicle for Vince Vaughn reports Deadline.

The story deals with Rutherford Risk, a firm which specialises in hostage extraction, being called in to find an American-owned construction company employee and Chinese National who has been snatched off the streets of Shanghai.

A female forensic accountant and a combat and culture expert are called in to find the man and the pair must overcome their differing styles to try and get the hostage back before it’s too late.

Michael Lerner will adapt the script while Victoria Vaughn and Sandra J. Smith will produce the film which will be released through Universal Pictures.