The drama follows a man who wants to leave his life of crime. He gets caught up in a murder that results from a loss at a pit bull fight. The filmmaker is also writing the screenplay, adapted from a short story by Dennis Lehane.
The director most recently made Limitless, which grossed $161 million worldwide. He also directed The Illusionist, another surprise hit that brought in almost $90 million.
Peter Chernin and Mike Larocca are producing the project with Dylan Clark.
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