Sony Pictures recently acquired the film rights to the book, “The Intern’s Handbook: A Thriller.” Then they secured Dave Franco as the star of the project. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Shane Kuhn.
The Intern’s Handbook” follows s a company called HR, Inc., an intern placement agency that is actually a front for a network of assassins whose targets are high-profile corporate executives. The best of the best in this world is John Lago, who can get coffee and make copies like no one else while stealthily ratcheting up a body count.
The story tells of Lago’s stint in a Manhattan law firm, where he’s working as a temp while gathering intelligence for his hit. He then meets his toughest adversary yet: a female FBI agent assigned to take down the same target.
The novel was released in April of this year and is the first in a planned trilogy.
The script for the adaptation will be written by Oren Uziel. Neal Mortiz and Ori Marmur of Original Film will produce along with Circle of Confusion’s Brad Mendelsohn and David Alpert.