Writer-director David Gordon Green has teamed up with newby writer Josh Parkinson to develop Free Country, a thriller with comedic elements, which marks the writer's screenwriting debut. Green is eyeing the role of director.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the pair also has been hired by Paramount to rework the screenplay for Battling Boy, an adaptation of a graphic novel the studio picked up in late 2008 for Brad Pitt's Plan B shingle.

No production dates have been set.