“Prisoners” director Denis Villeneuve is being eyed to direct “Sicario,” a crime drama written by Taylor Sheridan, an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap.
Molly Smith’s Black Label is financing and producing with Basil Iwanyk’s company Thunder Road.
“Sicario” follows a female cop who heads to Mexico with two mercenaries tasked with hunting a drug kingpin. Once they cross the border, all hell breaks loose.
CAA is handling domestic rights, which several distributors plan to compete for.
WB/Alcon’s “Prisoners” has more than doubled its production budget, grossing $118 million worldwide and generation awards buzz for Jake Gyllenhaal‘s supporting performance.
Villeneuve, who is the award-winning director behind “Incendies,” is repped by CAA.