Ruzowitzky in talks for thriller starring Patrick Wilson, Alec Baldwin

Myriad Pictures has announced it is in “advanced” negotiations with Stefan Ruzowitzky to direct mystery thriller “Caught Stealing,” starring Patrick Wilson and Alec Baldwin.

Myriad is pre-selling the film at the Berlin Film Festival this week and will work with APA on the U.S. sale.

Lost Rhino Films’ Marcus Chait, James Carpinello, and Patrick Wilson will produce. Paula Wagner is exec producing with Myriad’s Kirk D’Amico.

“Caught Stealing” is penned by “X-Men” scribe David Hayter, adapted from Charlie Huston’s novel. “Caught Stealing” is the first book in the Henry Thompson trilogy, followed by “Six Bad Things” and “A Dangerous Man.”

Wilson will portray a former baseball prospect who has become a going-nowhere bartender and mistakenly gets caught up in a bloody treasure hunt through New York City.

Ruzowitzky directed “Deadfall” and wrote and directed 2007’s “The Counterfeiters,” which won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.

Filed Under:

Follow @Variety on Twitter for breaking news, reviews and more