AFM: Director Wayne Kramer Reteams With Alec Baldwin on 'Caught Stealing'
Myriad Pictures will shop the project -- also starring Patrick Wilson -- to foreign buyers at the upcoming American Film Market.
Wayne Kramer has come aboard to direct Patrick Wilson and Alec Baldwin in noir mystery thriller Caught Stealing, written by David Hayter and based on the novel by Charlie Huston. Kramer's credits include The Cooler -- which also starred Baldwin -- and Running Scared.
Kirk D'Amico's Myriad Pictures will shop the project to foreign buyers at the upcoming American Film Market, which gets underway Nov. 6 in Santa Monica. Myriad is co-repping domestic rights with APA.
"I was blown away by the intensity and dark humor of Charlie Huston's debut novel when I first read it several years ago. Caught Stealing has all the ingredients for a heart-pounding thriller and I'm excited to be part of the great team that is bringing it to the screen," Kramer said.
Added D'Amico, "We are very excited to be working on this wild ride of a feature film with Wayne. His energy and his skill as a filmmaker make him the perfect director for this unique material."
Caught Stealing is the first book in Huston's popular Henry Thompson trilogy.
Wilson will play Hank Thompson, a hotshot high school baseball prospect turned unlucky alcoholic, going-nowhere bartender who mistakenly gets caught up in a bloody treasure hunt through New York City. It turns out that the cat Hank's neighbor left in his care is sitting on a secret. Hidden at the bottom of its cage is a key wanted by a sadistic cop (Baldwin), Russian mobsters, a Samoan hit man and a pair of psycho brothers who dress in leather gear.
Lost Rhino Films' Marcus Chait, James Carpinello and Wilson will produce. Paula Wagner is executive producing with Hayter and Myriad's D'Amico.
Myriad director of production and acquisitions Ari Haas brought the film to Myriad.