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DreamWorks nabs pitch from 'Shield' writer

John Hlavin's action thriller is an internationally set heist pic

DreamWorks has picked up an action thriller pitch from writer John Hlavin.

Plot details are being kept under wraps, but the story is described as an internationally set heist movie.

No producers are attached.

Hlavin has worked on such shows as "E-Ring" and "Daybreak" and was a writer and story editor on "The Shield." His feature career began taking off when Western screenplay "The Gunslinger" got set up at Warner Bros. and made the Black List. That led to a slew of gigs, including writing "Underworld 4," adapting the comic book "Alibi" off his pitch for Summit and writing "Panic" for rising South American director Fede Alvarez and producer Sam Raimi.

Hlavin is repped by UTA and Benderspink.