Screenwriter John Fusco has taken on the job of adapting Peter Guralnick’s Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley, the book that Fox has been trying to pull together for more than a decade. Steve Bing is producing the film now for Fox 2000. The book covers the formative years of Presley up to his enlistment in the Army. Fusco has been busy writing the Starz series pilot Marco Polo for The Weinstein Company and Electus. On the feature front, John Lee Hancock has come attached to his script Highwaymen, the Casey Silver-produced film that takes a look at the Bonnie & Clyde story, from the vantage point of the lawmen who came out of retirement to end their robbery reign. That was the project that had been set up as a potential final pairing of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and The Sting tandem of Paul Newman and Robert Redford, but Newman’s health was failing and the project never got off the ground. Fusco’s repped by UTA and Anonymous Content.
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