‘Baby Driver’ director Edgar Wright has been confirmed as to be taking the helm on the Universal Pictures thriller project ‘The Chain.
An adaptation of Adrian McKinty‘s bestselling book, the story follows of Rachel, who learns that her 11-year-old daughter has been kidnapped. The only way to get her back is to kidnap another child. Her daughter will be released only when that next victim’s parents kidnap another child. If Rachel doesn’t kidnap another child, or if that child’s parents don’t kidnap a child, her daughter will be murdered. She is now part of The Chain, a terrifying and meticulous chain letter-like kidnapping scheme that turns parents from victims into criminals.
‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ and ‘X-Men: First Class’ scribe Jane Goldman will pen the script.
Working Title’s Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan will produce alongside Complete Fiction’s Nira Park and Wright, and The Story Factory’s Shane Salerno.
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Wright’s thriller ‘Last Night in Soho’ was recently moved back from Sept. 25, 2020 to April 23, 2021. Wright’s directing credits include ‘Shaun of the Dead,’ ‘Hot Fuzz,’ ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,’ ‘and The World’s End.’