New Line has picked up Chad Kultgen's script Dan Mintner: Badass for Hire for $500,000 against $1 million and set up the project with Beau Flynn and Mason Novick producing. This is the first purchase for New Line since the mini-major was scaled down and absorbed into Warner Bros., according to Variety.

The story centers on a man who's earned every military award and discovers that his billionaire mentor and father figure has been kidnapped.

No production date has been set.

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