Warner Bros signs in Jason Bateman to direct ‘The Pinkerton’
Emmy award-winner Jason Bateman has been signed in to direct The Pinkerton, “a supernatural revenge western-hybrid.” According to the reports, this venture was first acquired by Warner Bros. and JJ Abrams’ banner Bad Robot two years ago. Though the cast has not been attached to the project it has been reported that Bateman, Michael Costigan, and Hannah Minghella will produce it alongside Abrams.
According to the makers, The Pinkerton is based on a real-life detective agency and private security from the 1850s. Scottish Allan Pinkerton, a former deputy sheriff in Illinois established The Pinkerton National Detective Agency in the United States, and during its early years, it mainly focused on railway thefts. However, later Pinkerton rose to fame after he claimed to have prevented an assassination attempt against president-elect Abraham Lincoln in the early 1860s. This led the Pinkerton agents to become Lincoln’s personal guards during the Civil War.
For those who don’t know, the Warner Bros movie is not the first take on the Pinkerton as back in 2014 Kevin Abrams and Adam Moore brought a dramatized version of the history to Canadian television.