Ron Howard Directing Assassination Tale The Fixer

Ron Howard at Empire Awards, 2012

by James White |
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Big true stories have been good to Ron Howard in the past – films such as Apollo 13 and A Beautiful Mind have drawn awards and applause – so it's not shocking to see he's sticking with the genre for a new movie. Howard is on to direct The Fixer for Paramount.

Tyler Hisel wrote the original pitch for the film, which chronicles the unlikely yet true story of a disgraced FBI agent, who, at the height of the Cold War is tapped by the CIA to lead a ragtag team of agency operatives and Chicago mobsters on an unlikely mission to try to assassinate Cuban leader Fidel Castro.

Paramount wants to push this into production as soon as possible, with Howard hopping aboard to co-produce via his Imagine Entertainment company and to call the shots.

The director is currently putting the finishing touches to Hillbilly Elegy, another non-fiction tale, which should be hitting Netflix later this year.

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