LivePlanet to produce pic

Touchstone U.K. has set John Brownlow to write “The Hero,” an original pitch, which will be produced by Sean Bailey through LivePlanet.

Story concerns a British army officer who returns home for Christmas in 1916 only to find his holiday interrupted by a vengeful deserter out to kill him.

Jason Reed, Kristin Jones and Daniel Battsek will shepherd the pic.

LivePlanet has a three-year deal at Disney, and the shingle is prepping an adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s “Gone, Baby, Gone” as a directing vehicle for Ben Affleck, who wrote the script. LivePlanet is also producing “Solace,” a New Line drama scripted by Ted Griffin and Bailey.

Brownlow, best known for penning the Gwyneth Paltrow starrer “Sylvia,” is also writing “Species Human” for Universal.

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