Washington: Director of ‘The Accountant’, Gavin O’Connor is in negotiations to direct Warner Bros.’ action-thriller ‘Fast.’
The script was penned by ‘Sicario’ writer Taylor Sheridan, who was slated to direct, but when a deal could not be reached, the studio zeroed in on Connor, reported Variety.
Chris Pratt had been circling the role, but with Sheridan no longer attached to direct, Pratt’s involvement is also unknown.
David Heyman and Jeff Clifford are producing the pic through Heyday Films.
The plot follows a former special forces commando who’s recruited by the DEA to lead a black ops strike team targeting drug dealers who are protected by the CIA.
O’Connor is still in post-production on the sports drama ‘Torrance’ starring Ben Affleck, but ‘Fast’ is thought to be his next feature.
Warner Bros. and O’Connor have a strong relationship after his previous action-thriller ‘The Accountant’ over-performed at the box office, bringing in USD 86 million domestically on a USD 44 million budget.