Duplass Brothers Adapting Mule for Todd Phillips

A few months ago it as revealed that amongst the long list of projects Hangover helmer Todd Phillips was thinking of directing, was an adaptation of Tony D’Souza’s novel, Mule. That’s now moved closer to the screen, as Deadline reports that Warner has hired Mark Duplass and Jay Duplass (Jeff Who Lives at Home, Cyrus) to write the screenplay for Mule.

Tony D’Souza’s novel follows a young couple who hit hard economic times just as one of them becomes pregnant. In need of money, the become marijuana ‘mules’, transporting weed across the country for some fast cash. However what starts out as a single drug run turns into something more, as the couple move up the ranks of narcotics dealing.

While the movie now has a screenwriter, there’s still no news on when it might shoot.

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