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Philip Gawthorne Tapped To Write ‘Kojak’ For Vin Diesel And Universal

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Who loves ya, baby? Philip Gawthorne has been tapped to write the screenplay for Kojak, Universal Pictures’ modern-day film adaptation of the classic TV series. Vin Diesel (Fast & Furious) will produce with Samantha Vincent for their Universal-based One Race Films alongside Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark, who board the project with their Universal-based Bluegrass Films banner. Kojak is intended to be a starring vehicle for Diesel, who most recently starred in Furious 7, with worldwide grosses of more than $1.5 billion.

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alycakes1191d ago

I had heard about this a long time ago and was wondering what had happened to it. I thought it got thrown out.

StarWarsFan1190d ago (Edited 1190d ago )

I am so surprised it has taken them this long to get the ball rolling. This seemed like such a no-brainer in terms of the perfect person to play Kojak when I heard about it years upon years ago. They need a really solid director to get this movie right.