You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Weinsteins take a ‘Shot’

Lane, Jane, Rourke fill 'Kill' bill

The Weinstein Co. has targeted Diane Lane, Thomas Jane and Mickey Rourke to topline its feature film adaptation of Elmore Leonard novel “Killshot.” The crime drama will start lensing in Toronto in October.

Pic, which landed “Shakespeare in Love” director John Madden last January (Daily Variety, Jan. 23), will be lensed by “The Passion of the Christ” cinematographer Caleb Deschanel. Script is by “The Wings of the Dove” scribe Hossein Amini.

Leonard’s novel follows what happens when a real estate agent (Lane) and her husband (Jane) fail at an extortion scheme, landing them both in the Federal Witness Protection program — and on a pair of hit men’s “to do” list. It’s understood Rourke will play one of the hit men.

“Killshot” is produced by “The Cider House Rules” producer Richard Gladstein’s Film Colony shingle and executive produced by Quentin Tarantino.

The Weinstein Co. slate already includes “Sin City 2,” horror acquisition “Wolf Creek” and Stephen Frears’ “Mrs. Henderson Presents.”

More Film

  • Benicio del Toro Predator

    Benicio del Toro Joins 'Rise and Fall of the Brown Buffalo' as Exec Producer (EXCLUSIVE)

    The Weinstein Co. has targeted Diane Lane, Thomas Jane and Mickey Rourke to topline its feature film adaptation of Elmore Leonard novel “Killshot.” The crime drama will start lensing in Toronto in October. Pic, which landed “Shakespeare in Love” director John Madden last January (Daily Variety, Jan. 23), will be lensed by “The Passion of […]

  • 3 Tage in Quiberon 3 Days

    Berlin Film Review: '3 Days in Quiberon'

    The Weinstein Co. has targeted Diane Lane, Thomas Jane and Mickey Rourke to topline its feature film adaptation of Elmore Leonard novel “Killshot.” The crime drama will start lensing in Toronto in October. Pic, which landed “Shakespeare in Love” director John Madden last January (Daily Variety, Jan. 23), will be lensed by “The Passion of […]

  • 'Profile' Review: Timur Bekmambetov's Lurid Online

    Berlin Film Review: 'Profile'

    The Weinstein Co. has targeted Diane Lane, Thomas Jane and Mickey Rourke to topline its feature film adaptation of Elmore Leonard novel “Killshot.” The crime drama will start lensing in Toronto in October. Pic, which landed “Shakespeare in Love” director John Madden last January (Daily Variety, Jan. 23), will be lensed by “The Passion of […]

  • 'Black Panther' Heading to Box Office

    Box Office: 'Black Panther' Heads to Glory With $235 Million Holiday Weekend

    The Weinstein Co. has targeted Diane Lane, Thomas Jane and Mickey Rourke to topline its feature film adaptation of Elmore Leonard novel “Killshot.” The crime drama will start lensing in Toronto in October. Pic, which landed “Shakespeare in Love” director John Madden last January (Daily Variety, Jan. 23), will be lensed by “The Passion of […]

  • 'U - July 22' Review: A

    Berlin Film Review: 'U - July 22'

    The Weinstein Co. has targeted Diane Lane, Thomas Jane and Mickey Rourke to topline its feature film adaptation of Elmore Leonard novel “Killshot.” The crime drama will start lensing in Toronto in October. Pic, which landed “Shakespeare in Love” director John Madden last January (Daily Variety, Jan. 23), will be lensed by “The Passion of […]

  • Berlinale: 'The War Has Ended' Awarded

    Berlinale: 'The War Has Ended' Awarded Two Co-Production Market Prizes

    The Weinstein Co. has targeted Diane Lane, Thomas Jane and Mickey Rourke to topline its feature film adaptation of Elmore Leonard novel “Killshot.” The crime drama will start lensing in Toronto in October. Pic, which landed “Shakespeare in Love” director John Madden last January (Daily Variety, Jan. 23), will be lensed by “The Passion of […]

  • The Greatest Showman on Earth

    Japan Box Office: ‘Greatest Showman’ Pitches Up as Weekend Winner

    The Weinstein Co. has targeted Diane Lane, Thomas Jane and Mickey Rourke to topline its feature film adaptation of Elmore Leonard novel “Killshot.” The crime drama will start lensing in Toronto in October. Pic, which landed “Shakespeare in Love” director John Madden last January (Daily Variety, Jan. 23), will be lensed by “The Passion of […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content