Lionsgate Acquires Matt Johnson Action Pitch

EXCLUSIVE: Lionsgate┬áhas closed a deal for an untitled pitch by Matt Johnson, with Temple Hill‘s Marty Bowen producing. It’s an action movie centering around a group of U.S. Marines who start a high-stakes business venture when they return home from Afghanistan. Temple Hill is producing Tracers, the Daniel Benmayor-directed film that Johnson co-wrote, which stars Taylor Lautner. Johnson also recently did production work on The Huntdown for Echo Lake. His pilot The Outside Man is in contention for a slot at USA. Johnson is repped by UTA and Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment.

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