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After helping Robert Duvall earn his latest Oscar nomination for “The Judge,” screenwriter Nick Schenk has been hired by to adapt Sam Dolnick’s New York Times Magazine article “The Sinaloa Cartel’s 90-Year-Old Drug Mule” for Imperative Entertainment, TheWrap has learned. Ruben Fleischer (“Zombieland”) is attached to direct the film, which will follow Leo Sharp, an award-winning horticulturist who secretly spent years working as one of the most trusted drug courier for Mexico’s powerful Sinaloa cartel. Sharp was 87 when he was arrested in 2011 for transporting hundreds of kilos of cocaine to drug dealers in and around Detroit. Also Read: ‘The. »
- Jeff Sneider
Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Billy Bob Thornton, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jeremy Strong, Dax Shepard, Leighton Meester, Ken Howard, Emma Tremblay, Balthazar Getty, David Krumholtz, Grace Zabriskie, Denis O’Hare, Sarah Lancaster, Lonnie Farmer | Written by Nick Schenk, Bill Dubuque | Directed by David Dobkin
Hank Palmer (Robert Downey Jr.) is a big city lawyer, known for being one of the best around. When he returns to his childhood home for his Mother’s funeral, he is soon drawn into a losing battle when his estranged father (Robert Duvall), the town’s judge, is suspected of a murder he doesn’t remember committing. Setting out to discover the truth, Hank begins to reconnect with the family he walked away from years before and the town he thought he had left for good.
- Richard Axtell
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