Charles Leavitt will adapt THOSE WHO WISH ME DEAD for 20th Century Fox. Based on the book of the same name by Mark Roybal, the story follows a teenage murder witness who gets lost in the Montana wilderness with a survival expert tasked with protecting him and twin assassins hunting him all while a forest fire threatens to consume them all. So, you know, a light comedy. I expect lots of pratfall and copious amounts of slide whistle.
Garrett Basch and Steve Zaillian will produce through Film Rites. Mark Roybal will oversee for the studio.
Leavitt’s next upcoming projects include “Seventh Son” and “Heart of the Sea.”
He is repped by Paradigm.