Ryan Reynolds and Jon Favreau are close to signing a deal with New Regency for Battle for Bonneville, a true story based on half-brothers, rivals and land speed record holders, Art and Walt Arfons.
Reynolds (Green Lantern) is attached to star, with Favreau (Cowboys & Aliens) to direct.
Dan Gilroy (Bourne Legacy) penned the screenplay, which sounds loosely similar to Ron Howard’s racing drama Rush and chronicles the half brothers throughout their racing careers as bitter rivals who eventually work together to beat the land speed record, all the while attempting to one up each other for the top spot.
‘Bonneville Speedway’ is an extensive region of salt flats in northwestern Utah where land speed records are made to be broken.
Favreau will be reportedly doing Jersey Boys next and then will likely move on from there to do Battle for Bonneville – Ryan Reynolds is attached to star as one of the Arfons brothers.
Reynolds is very busy guy at the moment set to begin work on Marjane Satrapi’s The Voices as well as Atom Egoyan’s Queen of the Night, then the Tim-Burton produced Big Eyes, and the Juan Carlos Fresnadillo-helmed Highlander reboot, and of course, the much-anticipated Deadpool.
Stay tuned for more on Bonneville.