Now that he’s had his screenplay Argo produced as one of the highest-profile films of the year, and one of the front-runners for all of those little golden statues that are going to be given out during the upcoming awards season, screenwriter Chris Terrio finds himself in the position of suddenly being a sought-after talent. So what’s his next move going to be? Variety says that he’s going to be writing a crime movie for George Clooney and Paul Greengrass.
To be more specific, Clooney and Grant Heslov, the team behind Argo, will be producing this new feature, Paul Greengrass will be directing, and Clooney will also star. There isn’t yet any word on what exactly this movie is going to be about, but seeing as Argo was such a success, Terrio has had several scripts strong enough to appear on the Black List, Greengrass earned himself quite a few fans with his handling of the Bourne franchise, and George Clooney is one of the few bankable stars left in the business, one would have to consider this new project to be one of the highest profile currently in development, even with no other information available.
What sort of movie would you like to see these three guys team up on? Calling it a crime movie definitely brings to mind images of cops and robbers. Might we be seeing Clooney starring as some sort of hard-boiled detective? Or, even more interestingly, could he possibly portray some sort of rogue villain? When was the last time we’ve seen Clooney be the bad guy, From Dusk Till Dawn? Watching him get cocky as some sort of Scarface-esque crime boss could be an intriguing proposition. Plus, it would give him the opportunity to experiment with fake tattoos again.