Los Angeles, Feb 27 (IANS) “The Accountant” director Gavin O’Connor is in negotiations to direct Warner Bros’ action thriller “Fast”.
The script is penned by “Sicario” scribe Taylor Sheridan, who had also been looking to direct it, but when a deal could not be reached, the studio began looking for other options and eventually landed on O’Connor. Chris Pratt had been circling the role, but with Sheridan no longer attached to direct, Pratt’s involvement is also unknown, reported variety.com.
“Fast” follows a former special forces commando who is recruited by the DEA to lead a black ops strike team targeting drug dealers who are protected by the CIA.
A production start date is unknown. O’Connor is still in post-production on the sports drama “Torrance” starring Ben Affleck, but “Fast” is thought to be his next feature.
Warner Bros and O’Connor have a strong relationship after his previous action-thriller “The Accountant” over-performed at the box office, bringing in $86 million domestically on a $44 million budget. The studio would go on to reteam him with his “Accountant” star Affleck on “Torrance”.