Monday, August 08, 2011

Noah Boyd's The Bricklayer Optioned for Film

The Bricklayer by Noah Boyd

Millennium Films has optioned the film rights to The Bricklayer by Noah Boyd. Gerard Butler is set to star as ex-FBI agent Steve Vail, who is introduced in this first book of the series.

A woman steps out of the shower in her Los Angeles home and is startled by an intruder sitting calmly in her bedroom holding a gun. But she is frozen with fear by what he has to say about the FBI — and what he says he must do …

A young agent slips into the night water off a rocky beach. He's been instructed to swim to a nearby island to deposit a million dollars demanded by a blackmailer. But his mission is riddled with hazardous tests, as if someone wanted to destroy him rather than collect the money …

Vail has resigned himself to his dismissal and is content with his life as a bricklayer. But the FBI, especially Deputy Assistant Director Kate Bannon, needs help with a shadowy group that has initiated a brilliant extortion plot. The group will keep killing their targets until the agency pays them off, the amount and number of bodies escalating each time the FBI fails. One thing is clear: someone who knows a little too much about the inner workings of the Bureau is very clever — and very angry — and will kill and kill again if it means he can disgrace the FBI.

Steve Vail's options — and his time to find answers — are swiftly running out


Hanna Weg is writing the screen adaptation. No other casting or a director have been named.

(Source: The Hollywood Reporter.)

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