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MAY 2006

Diesel to star in 2 films, "Black Water Transit" and "Player's Rules"

Source: Various sources
May 18, 2006

According to Variety, Touchstone Pictures has also acquired "Player's Rules", a romantic comedy pitch that Ron Bass and Jen Smolka will script as a star vehicle for Diesel (XXX, The Fast and the Furious), who'll produce via his One Race Films.

Player's Rules is described as a "unique take in the ongoing war between men and women."

Also, Vin Diesel has signed on to star in the new action thriller "Black Water Transit"

The project is the directorial debut of music video director Samuel Bayer and is in preproduction for shooting in July in Chicago. Co-stars include Kevin Bacon, James Franco (the "Spider-Man" films) and Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda, Aeon Flux).

Arnold Rifkin of Cheyenne Enterprises (Hostage) will produce with Ascendant Pictures' Christopher Eberts and Kia Jam. Doug Richardson (Hostage, Die Hard 4) wrote the screenplay, based on the novel by Carsten Stroud.




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