Craig Brewer is double-shifting.
The "Hustle & Flow" writer-director has signed a development deal with New Regency to write and direct "Mother Trucker," based on a Maxim article written by Steven Russell.
Pegged as an updated take on "Smokey and the Bandit," the classic 1977 Burt Reynolds-Jackie Gleason chase movie that spawned two sequels, "Trucker" is an action comedy about a man who escapes from jail, steals an 18-wheeler and heads across the South to see his dying mother with police on his trail.
After talking with several suitors, Brewer sold the pitch to New Regency exec Amy Israel, who worked with him when she was at Paramount Vantage. She will oversee for the company.
Moving Pictures also has "Mardi Gras" in production and "Fired Up" hitting theaters next month.
- By Jay A. Fernandez
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