1984 Private Defense Contractors tap scribe for star-studded actioner
Gina Carano-toplined “Haywire.” Shankar’s shingle recently co-financed Joe Carnahan’s “The Grey,” Marc Forster’s “Machine Gun Preacher” and Andrew Dominik’s upcoming Brad Pitt-starrer “Killing Them Softly,” as well as Allen Hughes’ thriller “Broken City,” which pairs Mark Wahlberg with Russell Crowe. Southern has a history with 1984 Private Defense Contractors, as back in April 2011, the company acquired his 2010 Black List script “Hoof Harrington’s Greatest Hits,” the story of a semi-retired hitman that has been described as “‘Die Hard’ by way of Wes Anderson.” Southern is repped by the Gersh Agency, Energy Entertainment and Hansen Jacobson.
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