Lumanity to Adapt Short Story From 'Shutter Island' Author Dennis Lehane

Dennis Lehane Headshot - P 2012
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Dennis Lehane Headshot - P 2012

The page-to-screen adaptation by Robert Budreau is the latest for the mystery writer after "Mystic River" and "Gone Baby Gone."

TORONTO – Robert Budreau's production shingle Lumanity has optioned mystery writer Dennis Lehane’s short story Consumers for a feature film adaptation.

Writer-director Budreau will pen the script about a colorful hitman who targets players in high finance.

Budreau will also produce for Lumanity, along with executive producer Adam Moryto.

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The page-to-screen adaptation is the latest work from Lehane, after Shutter Island, Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone and the upcoming Animal Rescue, starring Tom Hardy for Chernin Entertainment, and They Live By Night from director Ben Affleck for Appian Way.

"I was attracted to the story because of the potential to combine classic Lehane elements of Boston crime-drama with a critique of American consumerism and capitalism," Budreau said on Wednesday in a statement.

Consumers will join Lumanity’s roster of films, which includes the That Beautiful Somewhere, The Boss and the thriller Solo.

Budreau is represented by Brooke Ehrlich Artist Management and attorney James Feldman at Lichter Grossman Nichols Adler & Feldman.