Francis Lawrence and Mark Gordon Team Up For “Neverwhere” & “House of Thieves”



Hunger Games director and Criminal Minds exec producer have teamed up for two drama projects: and .  The Company will finance the of both projects, along with a commitment to fund either if they go to series.  Lawrence is on board as director and executive producer of both, along with Gordon and longtime producing partner and manger, .

Neverwhere will be an adaptation of fantasy writer ’s BBC miniseries and novel of the same name. House of Thieves will be based on ’s newly released mystery novel.

In Neverwhere, when Richard Mayhew encounters an injured girl named Door on the street one night, he decides to help her despite his fiancée’s protests. Upon doing so he ceases to exist on Earth and becomes real only to the denizens of ‘London Below’, whose inhabitants are generally invisible and non-existent to the people of ‘London Above’. He loses his house, his and nearly his mind as he travels London Below in an attempt to make sense out of it all, find a way back, and help Door survive as she is hunted down by hired assassins.

House Of Thieves is set in 1886 New York. A respectable architect shouldn’t have a
ny connection to the notorious gang of thieves and killers that rules the underbelly of the city. But when John Cross’s son racks up an unfathomable gambling debt to Kent’s Gent’s, Cross must pay it back himself. All he has to do is use his inside knowledge of high society mansions and museums to craft a robbery even the smartest detectives won’t solve. Soon Cross becomes invaluable to the gang and with that his entire life becomes a balancing act, and it will only take one mistake for it all to come crashing down — and for his family to go down too.

Lawrence has directed all three Hunger Games films, including the upcoming Mockingjay Part 2.

Gordon has produced such hit shows as Grey’s Anatomy and Criminal Minds.  He is currently developing an adaptation of ’s novel The Ambassador’s Wife, with slated to star and produce.

Lawrence is repped by and .  Gordon is repped by .


Michael O'Sullivan | Contributing Writer

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