TriStar Lands Cartel Book ‘Wolf Boys’; Antoine Fuqua Attached to Direct (EXCLUSIVE)

Antoine Fuqua to Direct Cartel Book
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Following a competitive auction, TriStar Pictures has won the rights to the Mexican cartel book “Wolf Boys” with Antoine Fuqua attached to direct and produce.

Written by Dan Slater, the book follows two American teens recruited as killers for a Mexican cartel, and their pursuit by a Mexican-American detective who realizes the War on Drugs is unwinnable.

Insiders have described the book as “Goodfellas” in the Mexican cartel landscape. Given the sudden interest in cartels following the arrest of drug kingpin El Chapo, the book was in high demand after coming on the market last week.

Fuqua’s deal is still be worked out but the choice seems spot-on since his credits include “Training Day” and “The Equalizer.”

The book will be released by Simon & Schuster later this year.

Fuqua is in post-production on “The Magnificent Seven” starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt.

He is repped by CAA.

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  1. Raul Robledo says:

    What does a white boy and a black guy know about cartels? You need a Mexican to write about that kind of genre!

  2. Julie says:

    Tired of cartel movies. Hollywood celebrities vacation in Mexico all the time, but all they ever show are cartel stories. Enough already!

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