EXCLUSIVE: My, there has been a flurry of pre-holiday material sales. In the latest, Warner Bros has acquired an action-adventure spec script written by John Krasinski and Oren Uziel. Krasinski and his Sunday Night banner will team with Pearl Street partners Ben Affleck and Matt Damon to produce under their Warner-based company. Uziel, best known for scripting the genre mash-up The Kitchen Sink, which is getting made at Sony Pictures, will be a producer and Scott Z. Burns will be exec producer.
The studio is keeping the logline under wraps. This reteams the former The Office star Krasinski with Damon. They co-wrote and starred in the Gus Van Sant-directed fracking drama Promised Land. Uziel’s recent script credits include the sequel 22 Jump Street and the Men In Black reboot that is in the works at Sony Pictures. Krasinski co-stars in the untitled Cameron Crowe film that’s currently shooting. It is unclear at the moment whether he’ll star in the spec action adventure, which will be overseen at Warner Bros by Jesse Ehrman and Cate Adams. WME reps Krasinski and Uziel, and the latter is managed by Circle Of Confusion and attorney David Fox.
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