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CBS Films picks up thriller script

Marc Maurino's original script follows ATF agent's descent into corruption

CBS Films has pre-emptively purchased rights to Marc Maurino’s original script “Inside the Machine.”

ContraFilm brought the project to CBS, with company principals Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson attached to produce.

The action thriller follows an undercover ATF agent’s journey into the heart of the Murder Machine, a vicious cartel ruled by a criminal mastermind. As the strain on his family mounts and he finds himself increasingly seduced by the power and violence of his undercover persona, the agent must determine how far he will go to serve justice.

CBS Films’ VP of production Mark Ross and creative exec Ryan Conroy will oversee for the studio. Creative exec Alex Church brought the project to ContraFilm.

Maurino is repped by UTA and Circle of Confusion, while Flynn and Vinson are repped by attorney Adam Kaller of Hansen Jacobson.