What is it with aging mob hit men suddenly having to turn against their employers and go on the run? It’s almost as if it’s built into their contracts. But that’s what happens in Brad Ingelsby’s new script The All-Nighter, which Warner Bros. has just bought for a hefty sum.
The All-Nighter focuses on a long-in-the-tooth mob assassin who, in one night (hence the title) is suddenly pitted against his boss. With his family's lives at stake, he heads out on the lam and must save his son from both his organized crime colleagues and the authorities.
Ingelsby’s name is a familiar one as he became famous in 2008 for nabbing a deal for his first script, revenge thriller The Low Dweller. That has been through the hands of Ridley Scott and Leonardo DiCaprio and was last seen getting close to the screen as Out Of The Furnace with Crazy Heart director Scott Cooper giving it a script polish. There’s no word on casting just yet, though…