Michael Brandt, Derek Haas to write thriller
Alissa Phillips will be executive producer. The writing team of Brandt and Haas (“Wanted,” “3:10 to Yuma”) most recently adapted Robert Ludlum thriller “The Matarese Circle.” The MGM film, to be directed by David Cronenberg, is shaping up as a potential pairing of Denzel Washington and Tom Cruise. The scribes are also scripting a new installment of “Beverly Hills Cop” for Eddie Murphy and director Brett Ratner at Paramount. With producer Rachael Horovitz, De Luca is prepping “Moneyball,” the Steve Zaillian-scripted adaptation of the Michael Lewis book for Columbia Pictures that will team Brad Pitt and director Steven Soderbergh.