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Directors: Zach Braff Is ‘Going In Style,’ Daniel Espinosa Chasing The Boston Marathon & More

Directors: Zach Braff Is 'Going In Style,' Daniel Espinosa Chasing The Boston Marathon & More

Somehow, the sloppily assembled, unfunny “Let’s Be Cops” earned over $120 million worldwide (WTF), and since money talks in Hollywood, that means director Luke Greenfield gets to level up. And so he shall, setting up the movie “Slingshot,” which is said to be in the spirit of “E.T.” and “Back To The Future.” No other plot details are available just yet, but let’s just hope a little more craft is put into that effort. [Deadline]

Daniel Espinosa (“Safe House,” “Snabba Cash“) has been tapped to direct “Boston Strong.” The project was once set to star Casey Affleck, who has since dropped out of the movie that “follows the massive manhunt to apprehend the two men believed to be responsible for the bombings, as well as examining the city’s reaction following the events.” “The Fighter” writers Eric Johnson and Paul Tamasy penned the script, but no word yet on when production might begin. [Variety]

Peter Berg will tell the tale of the most notorious drug dealer in recent memory, directing an adaptation of a New Yorker article, “The Hunt For El Chapo.” The Sinaloa cartel leader had built a drug empire that spread around the globe and had been on the run from authorities for over a decade before finally being arrested earlier this year. Craig Borten (“Dallas Buyers Club“) will write the script. [THR]

Zach Braff, who went indie for “Garden State” and passed the hat around for “Wish I Was Here,” will now roll in the filthy lucre of studio money. He’s been tapped to direct New Line‘s remake of George Burns‘ comedy “Going In Style.” The story follows “geriatrics who are bored with their lives and decide to knock off a bank.” Ted Melfi of “St. Vincent” wrote the script, which means all the characters will be Bob Dylan loving cranks. [Deadline]

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