Neil Burger is in talks to direct
“Up in the Air” scribe Sheldon Turner is adapting Jeff Guinn’s non-fiction tome “Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde,” which “Limitless” helmer Neil Burger is in talks to direct.
Sean Furst and Bryan Furst are producing the pic along with financier Marissa McMahon of Kamala Films. McMahon, daughter-in-law of WWE honcho Vince McMahon, is paying for the book option and development.
Guinn is a journalist whose book chronicles two of America’s legendary outlaws, Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker, as the young lovers rob banks throughout the Depression-era South, leaving at least seven bodies in their wake.
Parker and Barrow are the subjects of the upcoming Broadway musical “Bonnie & Clyde,” which debuts this fall at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theater. Show just wrapped up a run at the La Jolla Playhouse.
Turner, who received an Oscar nom for co-writing “Up in the Air” with helmer Jason Reitman, is set to make his directorial debut with the thriller “By Virtue Fall,” which QED Intl. is financing. Scribe recently received a story credit on 20th Century Fox’s “X-Men: First Class.”
Burger has taken advantage of the heat generated by “Limitless,” having signed on to direct “Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune” for Sony.
Turner and Burger are repped by CAA.