Film Dept. picks up 'Assassin' spec
Action-comedy by Jeff Morris is 2009's Black ListThe Film Department has picked up "True Memoirs of an International Assassin," an action-comedy spec written by Jeff Morris.
Michael De Luca, Alissa Phillips, Mark Gill and Robert Katz will produce. Neil Sacker and Michael Goguen are executive producing, and Scott Nemes acts as co-producer.
"Memoirs" focuses on an accountant who writes a novel about the life he wishes he had, that of a fearless assassin. He sells the book, the publisher labels it a memoir, and the world comes to believe he is his alter ego. When he goes on vacation to Belize, he finds himself coerced into killing the country's prime minister and must now become the hero he's always written about but never dreamed he'd be.
"Memoirs" landed on Franklin Leonard's Black List in December. Morris, repped by WME and Art/Work Entertainment, also has "Dork Recess" set up with Davis Entertainment for Fox.