Lords of Dogtown: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jeremy Renner, who starred in last summer's S.W.A.T. for helmer Clark Johnson and Columbia Pictures, is set to reteam with the studio on Catherine Hardwicke's Lords of Dogtown.
The project, a fictionalized version of Stacy Peralta's documentary Dogtown & Z-Boys, is based on a Spin magazine article that explored 1970s skateboarding culture. Peralta wrote the screenplay, with revisions by Hardwicke. The story follows a group of young California surfers who take their style to the streets as skateboarders, thereby launching a new sport that defined a generation.
Renner will play a respected surf veteran and close friend of Heath Ledger's character. Ledger, Emile Hirsch, John Robinson, Victor Rasuk and Nikki Reed also star.