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Warners Eyes Frank John Hughes to Write Action Movie ‘Tier 1’ for Parkes/MacDonald

He would pen the script after he finishes writing the Denzel Washington film "Shovel Ready"

Warner Bros. is in negotiations with Frank John Hughes to pen the action pic “Tier 1” for the studio.

The studio had already set him to pen the adaptation of the Denzel Washington pic “Shovel Ready” which Erwin Stoff is producing. Hughes will start “Tier 1” when he finishes “Shovel Ready” for the studio.

Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald are producing the pic which revolves around a former elite Tier 1 operative-turned-professor who is handed full control of the nation’s armed forces and tasked to use his training as well as his knowledge of military history and strategy to stop an emerging global conflict.

Sources tell Variety the story will be in the vein of “Dirty Dozen,” as the professor would use his power to assemble a team of the nation’s best-of-the-best in the armed forces to fight the emerging conflict.

Hughes has written a couple of indie projects, but is better known for his work as an actor in “Band of Brothers” and “Catch Me if You Can.” Warners seems to see a lot of potential in the actor-turned-scribe, given that both properties are looked as potential tentpoles.

Hughes’ most recent film “The Dark Tourist” starred Melanie Grifith and was released by Phase 4 Films. He is repped by UTA.

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