Brave One Writer Sells New Pitch

For an 80s-style morality tale

by Chris Hewitt |
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With Neil Jordan’s well-reviewed vigilante drama, The Brave One, starring Jodie Foster as a New York yuppie who comes over all Charles Bronson after hoodlums kill her boyfriend, about to come out in the States, that movie’s screenwriter, Cynthia Mort, has never been more high-profile.

And she’s certainly taking advantage of that window of heat; she’s just sold an untitled murder mystery to producer Graham King, better known as Martin Scorsese’s right-hand man.

King’s production company, GK Films will oversee the movie, which is being described as a “fast-paced morality tale” akin to the films of the 80s (when The Brave One could be seen as a more sophisticated Death Wish, so genre reinvention is something that Mort seems adept at).

"It's such a thrill to find material you simply must bring to the big screen, especially when it gives you the chance to work with someone who is at the top of her game," King told The Hollywood Reporter{ =nofollow}.

No word yet on any plot details, director or cast, but you know the drill: as soon as we hear, you’ll hear.

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