Paramount acquires ‘Dubai’

Eric Bana to exec produce drama

Paramount Pictures has acquired “Dubai,” a geopolitical drama spec script by tyro scribe Adam Cozad. Lorenzo di Bonaventura will produce, and Eric Bana will be executive producer.

Story centers on a young economist who is set up by Iranian operatives in Dubai. They use him in a plot to instigate the collapse of the U.S. economy; he’s forced to go on the run to prove his innocence.

Script made the rounds last week, helped by the godfathering efforts of Bana. At this point, Bana is only committed to be involved as producer. Thesp just finished playing King Henry VIII opposite Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson in Sony’s Justin Chadwick-directed film “The Other Boleyn Girl,” and he’s next starring opposite Rachel McAdams in Robert Schwentke’s “The Time Traveler’s Wife” for New Line.

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