Luca Guadagnino is directing from a script by Dave Kajganich, while Michael Costigan is producing the film
Scott Cooper's crime drama will mark the fourth time the veteran character actor has worked with Depp
He will play Billy Bulger, the law-abiding brother to Johnny Depp's Whitey Bulger, in the biopic based on the Boston crime boss
It's designed for producers looking for all distribution services while managing their own prints-and-advertising campaign
Scott Cooper directed the movie, which also stars Casey Affleck and Woody Harrelson
The former "Dark Knight" goes after a villainous Woody Harrleson in director Scott Cooper's follow up to 2009's "Crazy Heart"
The former Lionsgate and Miramax exec will report directly to Relativity's Terry Curtin
The writer-director is adapting the spec script "The Low Dweller," which Relativity bought in 2008
Peter Chernin's company Chernin Entertainment is producing the drama, which is in development at Fox 2000
Universal wants Scott Cooper ("Crazy Heart") to adapt Laura Hillenbrand's best-selling book "Unbroken"
A January Oscar show is still a possibility someday, while an October frontrunner is a vulnerable frontrunner
Scott Cooper ("Crazy Heart") would direct the WB film from a script by Oscar winner Eric Roth ("Forrest Gump")