Myriad Pictures will be pre-selling the indie movie at next week's American Film Market
Wayne Kramer (“The Cooler”) has signed on to direct the action-thriller “Caught Stealing,” which will star Patrick Wilson and Alec Baldwin, it was announced Tuesday by Myriad Pictures.
David Hayter (“Watchmen”) wrote the script, which is based on the novel of the same name by Charlie Huston. “Caught Stealing” is the first book in a trilogy featuring the character Henry ‘Hank’ Thompson, who will be played by Wilson.
Story finds Hank as a bartender who mistakenly gets caught up in a bloody treasure hunt through New York City. It turns out that the cat Hank's neighbor left in his care is sitting on a secret. Hidden at the bottom of its cage is a key wanted by a sadistic cop (Baldwin), Russian mobsters, a Samoan hit man, and a pair of psychotic brothers — and whoever finds it will get millions of dollars.
Lost Rhino Films’ Marcus Chait, James Carpinello and Wilson will produce, while Paula Wagner (“Mission: Impossible”) is executive producing alongside Myriad's Kirk D'Amico.
Myriad will be pre-selling the film at next week's American Film Market and will work alongside APA on the U.S. sale.
“We are very excited to be working on this wild ride of a feature film with Wayne. His energy and his skill as a filmmaker makes him the perfect director for this unique material,” said D'Amico.
“I was blown away by the intensity and dark humor of Charlie Huston's debut novel when I first read it several years ago. ‘Caught Stealing’ has all the ingredients for a heart-pounding thriller and I'm excited to be part of the great team that is bringing it to the screen,” added Kramer, who previously worked with Baldwin on “The Cooler.”
Kramer's credits also include the Paul Walker movie “Running Scared,” TWC's action drama “Crossing Over” and Anchor Bay's action-comedy Pawn Shop Chronicles.
Kramer (seen above on the set of “The Cooler”) is represented by WME and manager Renee Tab at Sentient Entertainment.