'Fighter' director may draw '2 Guns' for next film

Updated: 2011-01-13 10:44


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LOS ANGELES - David O. Russell is in negotiations to come on board to rewrite and direct "2 Guns," Universal Pictures' adaptation of a Boom! Studios comic book.

The studio picked up the project in August 2008 as a vehicle for Vince Vaughn, who is attached to star in the story of a DEA agent and an undercover Naval Intelligence officer who are unwittingly investigating each other and who steal mob money for the good guys.

They realize later that the mob actually got them to steal $50 million from the CIA.

Russell, who has directed only three movies since 1999's "Three Kings," is quickly finding himself in demand for his directing skills due to his awards-worthy work on "The Fighter."

He has several projects lined up as possible follow-ups, including the big-budget video game adaptation of "Uncharted: Drake's Fortune."


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