The primary roles for the film adaptation of Kane & Lynch have been filled with Bruce Willis and Jamie Foxx but the studio has yet to hire a director. According to THR, they may have found a way to remedy that problem with F. Gary Gray, the man behind The Italian Job and The Negotiator.
No official offer has been made but Gray is the front runner to direct the Millennium Films production. He’s currently in talks with the studio and if he accepts the gig it will be his first job since Law Abiding Citizen, which also starred Foxx. A connection that might give him the upper hand on the competition.
In the video game version of Kane & Lynch, the story follows a death row inmate (Kane) who, along with a schizophrenic killer named Lynch, is sprung by Kane’s former team so he can retrieve a stolen fortune. Kane travels to Los Angeles, Japan and Cuba, with Lynch acting as the team’s watchdog in order to save his wife and daughter. Willis will play Kane and Foxx will star as Lynch.
The studio has put the film on the fast track and are looking to jump-start its production. They’ve already begun its marketing campaign by debuting promotional posters at the Cannes Film Festival. They haven’t decided on an official release date but the film’s IMDB page has it set for 2011.
Do you think F. Gary Gray would be a good choice to direct Kane & Lynch?