Mike Binder to Write and Direct His Novel ‘Keep Calm’ For New Line

Mike Binder is set to write and direct an adaption of his novel “Keep Calm” for New Line, sources confirm to Variety.

New Line acquired the rights to the book, which is the multi-hyphenate’s first novel.

Atlas Entertainment’s Charles Roven and Alex Gartner will produce. Richard Brener will oversee for New Line.

The story follows an American man who gets caught up in an international incident and a female MI6 inspector is tasked with bringing him in. Henry Holt is publishing next month.

Binder most recently helmed “Black and White” starring Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer, which was also exec produced by Atlas Entertainment. New Line has also set Binder to adapt Garth Callaghan memoir “The Napkin Notes,” which has Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea producing.

Binder’s, who is repped by Verve and Gernert Company, other past credits include “Reign Over Me” starring Adam Sandler and “The Upside of Anger” starring Kevin Costner and Joan Allen. The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.

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