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Silver Pictures picks up ‘The Outsider’ script

Black List title is set among Japanese Yakuza

Silver Pictures is continuing to build its slate with elevated action thrillers and has acquired the post-WWII action pic “The Outsider.”

The project had been at Warner Bros., but the option expired and Silver has since acquired the script.

The Black List script, written by Andrew Baldwin, is set in post-WWII Japan and follows an American expatriate who becomes a Yakuza enforcer. When he falls in love with a young woman within the crime family, it’s viewed as a betrayal.

Silver plans to move quickly and shoot next year. The film will likely be put through Silver’s new distribution deal at Universal.

Art and John Linson, who developed the script, will produce along with Silver Pictures.

Variety first reported that “Safe House” helmer Daniel Espinosa was in talks to direct when the project was at Warners. He’s still considering it depending on scheduling. Tom Hardy was interested in starring but is also juggling a full agenda.

Silver Pictures is in production on Liam Neeson thriller “Non-Stop” and is starting up “Prone Gunmen,” starring Sean Penn.

The company has also recently set up “Sanctuary” at Paramount and found-footage thriller “Home Invasion.”

The CAA-repped Baldwin has several pics in development including WB’s “Logan’s Run” and “Red Asphalt.”

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