EXCLUSIVE: Joker and The Matrix co-producer Village Roadshow Footage has optioned and is trying to fast-track The Prize, a spec characteristic written by Buried and Greenland scribe Chris Sparling with Pirates Of The Caribbean: Useless Males Inform No Tales co-helmer Espen Sandberg aboard to direct.
The conspiracy thriller follows an American personal investigator who travels to Stockholm after the suspicious demise of an outdated pal, a rating member of the Nobel Prize choice committee, solely to grow to be entangled in a harmful net of corruption and crime that exists beneath the floor of the highly effective and rarefied circle.
Sparling and Zach Studin (McCarthy) will produce. Jillian Apfelbaum will oversee for Village Roadshow. UTA Impartial Movie Group will deal with U.S. gross sales.
Sparling script Greenland, the action-thriller starring Gerard Butler, is at the moment on launch. Contained thriller Buried with Ryan Reynolds was a breakout hit in 2010. Sandberg is well-known for tasks together with Max Manus, Kon-Tiki and TV sequence Marco Polo.
Village Roadshow co-pro The Matrix 4 re-started manufacturing this week in Berlin following the pandemic hiatus. Additionally upcoming with Warner Bros. is Sherlock Holmes 3 with director Dexter Fletcher.
Sparling is repped by UTA, Kaplan/Perrone Leisure and Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler, Feldman & Clark. Sandberg is represented by UTA, Brillstein Leisure Companions, and legal professional Warren Dern with Sloane, Provide, Weber, and Dern, LLP.