Ryan Reynolds and Channing Tatum are set to play wayward brothers in the upcoming action comedy ‘Calamity Hustle.’
Filmmaking brothers Aaron and Adam Nee are penning the script alongside taking over the director’s chair.
The logline, according to sources, concerns a down-on-his-luck former Los Angeles detective-turned-private investigator who, after being shaken down by a vicious crime lord, must track down his estranged brother who is responsible for interfering with a diamond heist.
Reynolds and Tatum would star and produce via their respective banners, Maximum Effort and Free Association. Also producing is Kevin Walsh, who is currently in the awards season mix with Napoleon, as are the Nees via their banner Persons Attempting.
A bidding war is still underway for the project with Legacy studio Warner Bros. and streaming giants Amazon and Netflix amongst the highest bidders.
Reynolds is currently shooting ‘Deadpool 3,’ which will be the only Marvel movie to be released next year.
Tatum last starred in ‘Magic Mike’s Last Dance’ and has ‘P Island’ with Zoe Kravitz and ‘Project Artemis’ with Scarlett Johansson lined up.