Recent grad Matt Wheeler lands major studio writing gig

Goldwyn winner will adapt Thomas Perry's "The Informant"

Matt Wheeler and Samuel Goldwyn Jr.

Posted on February 2nd 2012 in Press

Deadline reports exclusively that recent TFT screenwriting graduate Matt Wheeler MFA '10 will adapt "The Informant," the third in a popular series by novelist Thomas Perry ("Vanishing Act") about an assassin known as Butcher’s Boy.

"Matt Tolmach will produce. Tolmach is also producer on this year's "The Amazing Spider-Man." "The Informant" revolves around a hit man avenging his father's death and a Department of Justice official who wants to dismantle the mafia. The two become involved in a cat-and- mouse game when they realize they're after the same people."

PHOTO: Matt Wheeler, second from left, with fellow winners and producer Samuel Goldwyn, Jr., at the 2010 Samuel Goldwyn Writing Awards presentation. Todd Cheney/UCLA Photography.

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