Savoy inks writer/helmer for own pic

Writer/director Mark Malone has inked a deal with Savoy Pictures to helm his own action/comedy script, “I Fought the Law.”

Sources said Malone passed on a more lucrative deal for his script in order to be able to direct the project. The helmer’s feature directorial debut, “Bulletproof Heart,” starring Anthony LaPaglia, Mimi Rogers and Peter Boyle, is slated to open on five screens in Los Angeles on March 31 and in New York on April 7.

“I Fought the Law” will Mark Malone’s second directing effort. The story, set in New York City, revolves around two brothers – an ex-cop and a hustler – and their high-stakes partnership over a thoroughbred racehorse.

Malone developed the script with indie producers Robert Vince and William Vince under their Keystone Entertainment banner. The brothers will serve as producers. Keystone will also distribute “Bulletproof Heart.”

Sources said “I Fought the Law” will undergo a quick polish before going out to cast. The start date will likely be dependent on talent, as will the project’s budget.

Malone’s writing credits include the Arthur Penn-helmed MGM pic, “Dead of Winter,” which he co-wrote with Marc Shmuger, and the Avenue Pictures release, “Signs of Life.” The New York-based writer is currently finishing a script for director Ridley Scott.

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