Screenwriter Matthew Wilder, whose recent feature film Dog Eat Dog premiered at this year’s Cannes and Toronto Film Festivals, has signed with APA. The film stars Nicolas Cage, William Dafoe and Christopher Matthew Cook, and is based on the 1995 novel by ex-criminal Edward Bunker.

Directed by writer/director Paul Schrader, the story centers on irredeemable ex-cons ‘Troy’ (Cage), ‘Mad Dog’ (Dafoe) and their heavy hitter ‘Diesel’ (Cook) who take on the terrible task of kidnapping a dangerous gangster’s one-year-old baby. When the abduction doesn’t go as planned, the ne’er-do-well trio find themselves on the lam from the law and the baby-daddy gangster in question

Wilder is also represented by Jon Brown of Ensemble Entertainment, and Skrzyniarz & Mallean.