Set to mark his return into filmmaking after his 2005 work "Monster-In-Law", Robert Luketic has reached an agreement to helm casino-set thriller "21" for Columbia Pictures based on Ben Mezrich's best-selling nonfiction book "Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions."
Slated to start filming in February using locations around Boston and Las Vegas, the project takes a look on a group of young men who become experts in the art of card counting. Script is penned by Peter Steinfeld with Kevin Spacey to both star in and produce.
Luketic, an Australian filmmaker, made his venture into directing field through a short feature titled "Titsiana Booberini" (1997) of which script he also wrote. Apart from "Monster-In-Law", his past directorial works included "Legally Blonde" and "Win a Date with Tad Hamilton" starred by Kate Bosworth, Josh Duhamel, and Topher Grace.