Netflix has landed the rights for the feature adaptation of Joseph Cox’s upcoming book ‘Dark Wire’.
Jason Bateman, known for playing Martin Byrde in the series ‘Ozark’ and being one of the directors, has been roped in to direct. Matthew Orton will write the screenplay.
The book synopsis reads:
“Dark Wire covers the unbelievable true story of how the FBI launched a fake telecom company and became the number one phone service provider to the world’s most notorious gangs, culminating in the arrest of more than a thousand international criminals.”
Shawn Levy, Dan Cohen, and Dan Levine (21 Laps) and Jason Bateman, Michael Costigan (Aggregate Films) are producing the film, and Tracey Nyberg is the executive producer.