September 16, 2006 02:37:21 GMT
Duo Brian Koppelman and David Levien have been selected to write the script of Paramount's "The Winter of Frankie Machine."
Keeps working on its new project of "The Winter of Frankie Machine", Paramount Pictures has assigned "Ocean's Thirteen" screenwriters duo Brian Koppelman and David Levien to pen the script based on Don Winslow's upcoming novel of the same title, Variety has reported.
The movie, intended to be a drama thriller feature, has already cast "Hide and Seek" star Robert De Niro who will also serve as producer with his partner, Jane Rosenthal, via their Tribeca Films. As for the story, it will revolve around a retired mob hit man who returns to the game upon helping the son of a mob boss resolving a dispute with another Mafioso only to discover that he has been set up for a hit.
Also producers on current release "The Illusionist", Koppelman and Levien have been working together in writing scripts since 1998, the first for Matt Damon's vehicle of "Rounders." They next are slated to write for another project of Paramount entitled "The Untouchables: Capone Rising" with Brian De Palma at helm.