Brian Helgeland to Direct Button Man Adaptation for Netflix


Brian Helgeland to Direct Button Man Adaptation for Netflix

Brian Helgeland to direct Button Man adaptation for Netflix

Selection is reporting that Brian Helgeland (42, L.A. Confidential) will direct the Button Man adaptation for Netflix, based mostly on the graphic novel by John Wagner and Arthur Ranson.

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Button Man tells the story of ex-military contractor Harry Exton, thought-about the primary true hero of the post-truth age. Exton’s is a proxy in a clandestine competitors among the many super-rich. Paid to battle to the demise in modern-day gladiatorial contests, Exton units out on a relentless journey to make use of these twisted elites’ personal darkish machine to carry their corrupt world crashing down.

Helgeland is an Oscar-winning author who took dwelling Greatest Screenplay for 1997’s L.A. Confidential and was nominated for Greatest Tailored Screenplay in 2004 for Clint Eastwood’s award-winning adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s Mystic River. The scribe’s directing credit embrace Payback, A Knight’s Story, The Order, 42, and Legend. The author and director is at the moment in pre-production on Best Variety, against the law thriller starring Zendaya, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Ansel Elgort.

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Button Man casting will start for the function of Exton. No manufacturing begin date has but been set. Matt Reeves and Adam Kassan will produce for sixth & Idaho. RingTheJing Leisure’s Roger Kass and Addictive Footage’ John Schoenfelder and Russell Ackerman may also produce. Govt producers embrace sixth & Idaho’s Rafi Crohn, John Wagner, and Arthur Ranson. Will Janowitz will co-produce.

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