Deadline.com is reporting that Oliver Stone has closed a deal to direct and produce an adaptation of the thriller Savages, a yet-to-be-published novel by Don Winslow. Winslow, a Shamus Award-winning author, has had one of his other books adapted, The Death and Lilfe of Bobby Z, a 2007 film starring Paul Walker and Laurence Fishburne.
Savages is scheduled to be published by Simon & Schuster this July.
About Savages (from the publisher): Two pals from Laguna Beach share the same girlfriend and a thriving business growing and distributing the best-quality pot on the planet. When they resist being muscled by a Mexican drug cartel, the girl is kidnapped and the ransom is every cent they've made for the last five years. They agree to pay but hatch an alternate plan to get her back, get revenge, and then get lost.
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