Lucky Number Sleven: According to Variety, Josh Hartnett is set to reteam with Wicker Park director Paul McGuigan in Lucky Number Sleven, a noir gangster film scripted by Jason Smilovic.
Ascendant Pictures is financing with Capitol Films. Shooting will start in November.
The drama is set in a world where African-American and Jewish gangsters collide. Hartnett plays a man who has to kill the son of a rival crime boss.
Pic will be produced by Ascendant's Christopher Eberts, Chris Roberts and Kia Jam, along with FilmEngine's Tyler Mitchell, Anthony Rhulen and Robert S. Kravis. FilmEngine developed the script with Smilovic, and Ascendant sparked to the end result and the chance to rematch director and star.
"We've been a fan of Paul's films, and Josh is hard to get," Eberts said. "We are taking them back to Montreal, and they will be working with much of the same crew as they did on 'Wicker Park.' "