“Bridge Of Spies” Writer Sets Up “Battle For Alcatraz” At Paramount

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, the writer behind Spielberg’s latest Bridge of Spies (see Wil Loper’s review here), is switching to producing on his next film, . The film is based on the true story of the three day battle at the infamous federal prison, in which six inmates attempted escape and a full blown battle ensued, leading to five deaths, and a dozen injuries. Two of the surviving inmates were later executed. 

In addition to the Spielberg film, Charman also wrote Suite Francaise starring Michelle Williams and Margot Robbie, and the psychological-thriller miniseries Black Work.

and , who previously penned Verona, will take over writing duties based on Charman’s pitch. 

The project is set up at Paramount with and being overseen by . is producing.

packaged the project, repping Charman, Widener, and James. Charman is repped in the UK by

—TO SEE ALL THE PROJECT DETAILS CLICK HERE—

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