U.K. director tapped for Moonstone Ent. drama

British helmer Julien Temple (“Pandaemonium”) will direct period crime drama “Gun Girl” for Moonstone Entertainment, with John Strong producing.

Story centers on a young woman who assists authorities in bringing down Al Capone. The film is scheduled to go into production in the fall in Halifax, Nova Scotia; New Brunswick; and Winnipeg.

Strong, whose credits include “Stormy Monday” and “Heart Like a Wheel,” adapted the screenplay based on the 1932 novel by John Weld. Moonstone CEO Etchie Stroh, Roger Jones, Robert Clark and Dien McCall will exec produce.

Temple’s directing credits include “Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten,” “The Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Swindle” and “The Filth and the Fury.”

Project’s a British-Canadian joint venture between Independent Film Partnersand Gun Girl, Inc..

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