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Apple Original Films Wins Bidding War for Justin Lin’s ‘Two for the Money’

Apple Original Films has emerged triumphant in a fierce bidding competition with Netflix and Amazon to bring Justin Lin’s Two for the Money to the big screen. Starring Charlize Theron and Daniel Craig, the film is now in development, with Dan Mazeau as scriptwriter.

News about the project was first published in The Hollywood Reporter. Though no details have been released about the plot, it is known that the storyline focuses on the relationship between two career criminals as they plot several major heists.

Lin, a Taiwanese American, first came to prominence in 2003 with Better Luck Tomorrow, which debuted at Sundance. As a student, he had earlier collaborated with Quentin Lee in co-directing Shopping for Fangs, which has become an Asian American cult classic. Lin went on to helm six movies in the Fast & Furious series before recently severing his ties with the franchise. Before he starts work on the new film, however, Lin will be focused on directing The Last Days of John Allen Chau, an independent film that will soon be starting production in Thailand.
According to press reports, Lin and Mazeau hatched the idea for Two for the Money while they were working on Fast X. They pitched the idea to Theron, who agreed to participate.
Theron will be producing the planned film via Denver & Delilah while Lin will be producing it through Perfect Storm Entertainment.

Apple Original Films has recently landed a number of hot properties, including Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon and Ridley Scott’s Napoleon. Among its upcoming projects are Steve McQueen’s Blitz as well as The Instigators and the spy thriller Argylle.

Charlize Theron’s most recent project has been a starring role in The Old Guard 2, which will be released by Netflix in 2024, while Daniel Craig appeared in Rian Johnson’s Glass Onion. Dan Mazeau’s latest screenwriting assignment was the script for Daniel, a fantasy film starring Millie Bobby Brown that will debut on Netflix next year.

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Edward Moran began his journalistic career many decades ago as a theater and cinema reviewer for Show Business and the New York Theater Review. More recently he contributed film reviews to hosokinema.com and Movie Sleuth. His writings have appeared in publications as diverse as the Times Literary Supplement, Publishers Weekly, the Paris Review, and the Massachusetts Review. Moran also edited a memoir by Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Christine Choy. He served as literary advisor to her film Hyam Plutzik: American Poet, which was the keynote film in the American Perspectives series at the 2007 Zebra Poetry Film Festival in Berlin.


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