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Warner Bros. is getting into “The Ghostman” business, and has acquired film rights to the novel by 23-year old Roger Hobbs for a reported “high six against potential 7-figure deal”. That’s just Hollywood trade talk for the kid got paid a lot of money. Hobbs is also expected to take first crack at the film’s script, which is being eyed as a potential franchise for a young 30-something leading man.
“The Ghostman” goes something like this:
The protagonist is a young man who cleans up messes and helps fugitives disappear. He is careful but gets sucked into a casino heist gone terribly wrong. His former mentor bankrolled the casino heist, which left several dead, and a crack addict in the wind with $1 million in cash that was supposed to pay off a drug debt.The Ghostman finds himself in a race over 48 hours to clean up the mess or his mentor will be in the cross hairs of a ruthless drug kingpin called The Wolf, and there is an attractive CIA agent in the center of things.
Ooooh, attractive CIA agent. Are there any other kind?
Kevin McCormick will produce.
Via : Deadline