The Ronin has exclusively learned that screenwriter Graham Moore is expected to make his directorial debut for a new project at FilmNation Entertainment titled The Outfit. Moore won an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay thanks to his work on the WWII tech-drama The Imitation Game.
Plot details concerning The Outfit are currently unknown but is aiming to shoot sometime in 2021 as Moore is assembling his production team.
THE IMITATION GAME – In 1939, newly created British intelligence agency MI6 recruits Cambridge mathematics alumnus Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) to crack Nazi codes, including Enigma — which cryptanalysts had thought unbreakable. Turing’s team, including Joan Clarke (Keira Knightley), analyze Enigma messages while he builds a machine to decipher them. Turing and team finally succeed and become heroes, but in 1952, the quiet genius encounters disgrace when authorities reveal he is gay and send him to prison.
Moore had been previously set to direct a sci-fi thriller titled Naked Is The Best Disguise for Studio8 according to a 2018 article from The Hollywood Reporter. The project based on Graham’s spec-script would have been his directorial debut, but the sci-fi movie seemingly never materialized.
Disguise, which takes place over the course of one night, is set in a near future in which new technology allows one person’s memories to be extracted and inserted into someone else. It centers on an illegal memory dealer who is accused of murdering a man who she does not believe she even knows.
Almost a decade ago, Graham Moore was tapped to adapt the Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese serial killer project The Devil In The White City based on the novel by Erik Larson before it pivoted from a feature film to a television series for Paramount Television/Hulu.
FilmNation is behind films such as Promising Young Woman, Logan Lucky, The Nest, The Greyhound, The 355, The Big Sick, Suspiria remake, and the Emmy-winning HBO series I Know This Much Is True starring Mark Ruffalo as twin brothers.