'The Town' Screenwriter Peter Craig to Adapt 'Fathers and Guns'

Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall will develop and produce, along with the original action-comedy's producer and writer-director, respectively, Denise Robert and Emile Gaudreault.

Peter Craig, the screenwriter who adapted The Town, has been brought on board to adapt Fathers and Guns, Sony Pictures’ adaptation of a French-Canadian action comedy.

The film is being developed and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall, along with Denise Robert and Emile Gaudreault, producer and writer-director, respectively, of the original film.

Guns is an action-comedy about two cops, father and son, who can't stand each other. They are assigned to an investigation to infiltrate an outdoor adventure group-therapy camp for fathers and sons.

The movie was a hit in Quebec when it was released in summer 2009, even beating out Hollywood fare such Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

The Town is Craig’s first produced work, although the writer and author has taken whacks at writing the remake of The Birds for Universal and Cowboy Bebop, 20th Century Fox’s adaptation of the popular anime. Craig, repped by CAA and Management 360, is currently working on Bad Boys 3 for Sony.

Rachel O'Connor is overseeing for Sony while Adam Yoelin is overseeing for Kennedy/Marshall.

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