Amazon and Netflix are reportedly the final bidders for the thriller film package “Crime 101” which has both Marvel actor Chris Hemsworth and “The Last of Us” star Pedro Pascal reportedly attached as the leads.
Deadline broke news of the deal, saying negotiations have been underway since before the actor’s strike, with the talks coming down to these two rival streamers. At present, Amazon appears to have the edge, but no deals are in place.
The package also has “American Animals” helmer Bart Layton attached to direct and is based on a 2021 novella by famed novelist Don Winslow (“Savages,” “City on Fire”).
The story begins as high-level jewel thefts have taken place along the Pacific Coast and have remained unsolved for a decade, with the cops putting the blame on Colombian cartels.
The pragmatic, middle-aged, recently divorced, San Diego-born detective Lou Lubesnick is chasing a whole different suspect however – a debonair lone-wolf jewel thief who has evaded capture thanks to living by a very strict code.
Two other key roles include a go-between named ‘Money’, and an insurance broker named Sharon. Working Title’s Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan, and Shane Salerno’s Story Factory are producing the project.