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Adrian Lyne Catches "Prince of Thieves"

August 8, 2006, 9:42 am GMT

Adrien Lyne has been appointed to direct Warner Bros.' new project of "Prince of Thieves."


It's about time for Adrian Lyne to carry out a new big screen work. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that the filmmaker has been tapped to helm Warner Bros. Pictures' latest project of "Prince of Thieves" after Initial Entertainment Group successfully optioned the film rights to Chuck Hogan's novel of the same title.

Assigning Sheldon Turner to pen the script, the picture follows the story of four men who are thieves, rivals and friends as they are being hunted by a tenacious FBI agent and a woman through the streets of Boston. No word yet about the film cast.

Known as a provocative director, Lyne was once nominated for Best Director category at the 1988 Academy Awards through "Fatal Attraction" (1987). "Prince of Thieves" will be his 11th work after "Two Minutes to Midnight" of which script is also written by Turner.

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