11:03am PT by Borys Kit
Cannes: Kevin James, Jeff Wadlow Team for 'True Memoirs of an International Assassin'
Kevin James will star in The True Memoirs of an International Assassin, an action comedy to be directed by Kick Ass 2 helmer Jeff Wadlow.
PalmStar Media and Global Film Group will produce the picture which is set to begin production in September. Merced Media and PalmStar will finance.
Good Universe will launch international sales at the upcoming Cannes market. WME is handling US rights.
According to PalmStar, the script centers on “a mild-mannered accountant and would-be author (who) is mistaken for a killer-for-hire when his fictional novel about an international assassin is published as a true story. Trying to escape his sudden fame and celebrity, he heads to Belize but is immediately entangled in an assassination plot. Thrown into a world of real danger, he must find a way to channel his lead character Colt Rodgers and save the day. ”
11:20 am, May 6 The headline of this article intially incorrectly stated Kevin Hart was set to start in 'True Memoirs of an International Assassin.' THR regrets the error.