In a deal worth almost a million dollars, Warner Bros. have acquired the screen rights to Roger Hobbs‘ debut thriller novel, The Ghostman. If you haven’t heard of the novel, that’s because it hasn’t even been released yet. Talk about a huge break for the 23 year-old novelist. [Variety]
Hobbs actually finished the first draft of the thriller while he was a senior at Reed College. He’s also landed a blind script deal with Warner. The novel follows “Jack, one of the most successful armed robbers in the world, whose persona has been neatly disguised through years of stagecraft. A casino heist gives him the chance to make a killing in cash — or be killed in the process.”
As if this deal isn’t good enough, it is also noted that several other studios were in the mix to obtain Ghostman. Kevin McCormick will produce through his Langley Park banner, with Rory Koslow also being brought in for the project. The studio has been bold on its adult-oriented dramas and they could be attempting to repeat their success with the heist drama The Town. We’ll have to wait and see if this one will be worth all the money dished out for it.
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