EXCLUSIVE: Luke Greenfield, who wrote, produced and directed the Fox sleeper Let’s Be Cops, is back in business with the studio for his next film. He’s made a deal to direct and produce an untitled suspense thriller that, like his recent outing, depicts normal people using a loophole to empower themselves to live different lives. Here, a group of twentysomethings have diplomatic immunity because their parents are government officials. Since they literally cannot get arrested, the group uses this get-out-of-jail-free card to live an adrenaline-filled lifestyle filled with illegal stunts to satisfy their lust for life. But when the group gets trapped in real-world espionage, they are forced to risk their lives to save their diplomat parents, with the possibility they could be convicted of treason.
Greenfield teamed up with Peter Chernin’s company as producing partners with David Ready & Jenno Topping. Greenfield will not be writing this project but brought on writer Mike Diliberti to rewrite. Fox exec Jason Young is overseeing it. Greenfield previously directed The Girl Next Door and Something Borrowed. Let’s Be Cops grossed $74 million domestic on a $17 million budget. He’s repped by CAA and attorney Howard Abramson. Diliberti is with WME, New School Media and Morris Yorn.