Steve Zaillian and Mandate Pictures have picked up Swedish photojournalist Jens Assur's screenplay Close Far Away for their new production co-venture Film Rites.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Assur is attached to direct the dramatic thriller for the shingle. Set in Europe, Africa, and the U.S., Close Far Away follows several characters put into vulnerable situations whose actions carry global consequences.

No production date has been set.

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