Alec Baldwin is getting back into the noir genre. It was announced at the Toronto International Film Festival that Baldwin, along with Patrick Wilson, would be signing on for a contemporary noir mystery thriller called Caught Stealing. The film – which is based on the first novel in the popular Henry Thompson trilogy by Charlie Huston – will be scripted by David Hayter and produced by Marcus Chait and James Carpinello, as well as Wilson. Producers are in talks with directors now.
Wilson plays Hank Thompson, a high school baseball prospect who has found himself an aging alcoholic, going-nowhere bartender who mistakenly gets caught up in a bloody treasure hunt through New York City.
“Caught Stealing is, first and foremost, a great script,” says Kirk D’Amico, one of the executive producers. “It is a wrong-man plot worthy of Hitchcock and a brilliant adaption of the first book of the Henry Thompson trilogy. I look forward to seeing the story come to life on screen.” For more of our coverage of the Toronto International Film Festival, click here. ~Devin Garabedian