Morten Tyldum, most known for directing Headhunters has officially signed on to direct the upcoming Warner Bros. project. The film is an adaptation of Roger Hobbs’ recent novel “Ghostman.” The feature film version will work from an adapted screenplay by Peter Craig with Kevin McCormick producing through his Langley Park Pictures.
The novel, which was published earlier this year, is officially described as follows:
When a casino robbery in Atlantic City goes horribly awry the man who orchestrated it is obliged to call in a favor from “Jack.” Only thirty or so people are sure this man exists, some believe he’s dead, and none know anything at all about his true identity. Those are closely guarded trade secrets, to say the least, for an exceptionally trained, experienced, and talented criminal. But as he struggles to clean up the mess left in the wake of the bungled Atlantic City heist, he finds himself increasingly more visible as he’s pursued simultaneously by the FBI and other interested, if mysteriously elusive, parties–a situation that requires every gram of his skill, ingenuity, and self-protective instincts, especially when offense and defense become meaningless terms.
Tyldum is currently about to make his English-language debut with the Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game which has Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley attached to star.