21 JUMP STREET Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller in Talks to Helm CARTER BEATS THE DEVIL
Glen David Gold's hit novel Carter Beats the Devil has been churning through development hell since it was optioned back in 2002. The story takes place in the 1920s and centers on Carter the Illusionist, who stages a sawed-in-half trick on President Warren G. Harding, only to be forced on the lam after Harding mysteriously dies shortly after. The plot features other historical figures, including Harry Houdini, BMW founder Max Friz, and television pioneer Philo Farnsworth.
There seemed to be a flicker of life last summer when Warner Bros. was looking to revive the project by getting Johnny Depp to star, but he chose to pass. However, THR reports that WB hasn't given up on the project, and now 21 Jump Street directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller are in talks to take on the adaptation. Hit the jump for more.
According to THR, Warner Bros. sees the adaptation as a period adventure in t (Read More