Mulcahy to direct from Brandt-Haas script

Adrien Brody will star in indie actioner “The Courier” for Arclight Films, with Russell Mulcahy directing.

Pic will be produced by Dan Grodnick, Gary Hamilton, Tucker Tooley, Vincent Newman and Arclight’s new production chief, Mike Gabrawy. Brody will exec produce with Cary Brokaw and Al Munteanu.

Script, penned by the team of Michael Brandt and Derek Haas (“Wanted”), centers on a daredevil courier who’s pursued across the country by corrupt cops and rival crime bosses when he has to deliver a briefcase to a notorious underworld figure who can’t be found.

Shooting is scheduled to start in January in Louisiana and Las Vegas.

Brody’s most recently completed films are “The Darjeeling Limited” and “The Brothers Bloom.”

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