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‘Iron Man 3’ Writer Drew Pearce to Direct Action-Comedy

Iron Man 3” screenwriter Drew Pearce will direct action-comedy “The Long Run” for Chernin Entertainment and 20th Century Fox from his own script.

The logline is being kept under wraps other than it being a crime-based project.

Pearce also wrote the script for Tom Cruise’s “Mission: Impossible 5.” He recently directed a short film for Marvel, “All Hail The King,” described as a “sort-of-sequel” to “Iron Man 3” and starred Ben Kingsley, Scoot McNairy and Sam Rockwell.

Pearce also sold Fox his script “Delinquents,” a comedy that he co-wrote and co-produces with Jason Segel. The actor is also attached to star.

Pearce is represented by WME and Warren Dern of Sloane, Offer, Weber and Dern.

News was first reported by Deadline.com.

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