Will Staples Takes on Animal Poachers for Warner Bros.

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by: Sammy Mink

has signed on to pen the UNTITLED TOM HARDY/ANIMAL POACHING PROJECT for Warner Bros. The drama was pitched as being in the vein of “Traffic” and focuses on illegal poachers and the causes and effects of their profession, following the supply and demand for animal parts used as aphrodisiacs and other strange purposes. Tom Hardy, Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire will produce under their respective banners Options, Appian Way and Material Pictures. Each of the three actors are reportedly considering roles in the film.

Staples isn’t known for his feature film writing, having almost primarily written for video games in the past, including “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3” and “Need for Speed: Rivals.” Staples did land himself on the 2012 Black List for his script “King of Heists” and has been tapped to write “Mission: Impossible 5” for Paramount.

Staples is repped by and 360.

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