Gavin O’Connor’s 2016 action drama, The Accountant, was a homerun in 2016 which grew into sequel development the following summer.
As of late, O’Connor and actor Ben Affleck are well on the way with sports drama, Torrance, hopefully this year while sequel business on the former remain pending with updates. In the meantime, Variety‘s own Justin Kroll has it on good terms that the director of the hit 2011 MMA drama, Warrior, is in negotiations to sit in and direct Fast at Warner Bros.
According to Kroll, the film would have followed-up Sicario 1 and 2 scribe Taylor Sheridan’s credentials as director after Vile (2011), the hit neo-Western murder mystery, Wind River (2017), and Paramount Network series, Yellowstone. Sheridan penned the script and actor Chris Pratt was attached a few weeks ago, but a deal with Sheridan couldn’t be finalized which now also leaves casting in limbo.
Fast centers on a special forces commando tapped by the DEA to lead a black-ops unit targeting drug dealers protected by the CIA. Heyday Films’ David Heyman and Jeff Clifford are producing.
Sheridan is currently at the helm for wildfire chase thriller, Those Who Wish Me Dead, starring Angelina Jolie and inspired by Michael Koryta’s novel for BRON Studios and Film Rites. Affleck will next appear in director J.C. Chandor’s Triple Frontier, opening March 6 in select theaters before releasing wide on Netflix on March 13.
More to come.