Ruben Fleischer Eyes '30 Minutes Or Less'

UPDATE: Sony Pictures Entertainment is acquiring distribution rights on the movie for Ben Stiller’s Red Hour Films which has been developing and is producing. This puts director Ruben Fleischer back into business with Columbia Pictures and co-prexy Matt Tolmach, who was heavily involved in Zombieland and the sequel they are developing. Matthew Sullivan & Michael Diliberti wrote 30 Minutes Or Less. Those who picked up my original break note that the script made The Black List and is about a pizza guy on a caper. (The filmmakers had hoped to keep the logline a secret. Fat chance in the age of the Internet.)

PREVIOUS: After making a rousing directing debut in Zombieland, Ruben Fleischer has been courted for several projects. While his name has been mentioned to direct Tom Cruise In Mission: Impossible IV, I’m told he’s serious about the Media Rights Capital film 30 Minutes Or Less. Fleischer just had a meeting with actor Danny McBride who’s wanted for the part, and things have gotten very serious. Summer is a possibility, as McBride needs to work the pic in between his schedule on the second season of East Bound & Down for HBO. McBride most recently wrapped Your Highness for Universal.

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