Abdul-Mateen is attached to star in and executive produce the original project set up at Warner Bros., which is based on a pitch from busy writing team Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshirvani.
It’s described as a high-concept, high-octane action film set in Austin, but no further plot details are available.
Flynn is producing through his FlynnPictureCo. with producing partners Johnson, Hiram Garcia and Dany Garcia and their Seven Bucks Productions.
Haines and Noshirvani wrote the screenplay for “Black Adam,” the DC adventure movie starring Johnson that’s also produced by Seven Bucks and FlynnPictureCo. The writing team garnered a BAFTA nomination for adapted screenplay for legal drama “The Mauritanian.”
“Emergency Contact” will be executive produced by Scott Sheldon with Haines and Noshirvani. FlynnPictureCo.’s Chanel Bowling will oversee.
Abdul-Matteen, who won an Emmy for HBO’s “Watchmen,” starred in “The Trial of the Chicago 7” as Bobby Seale and has “The Matrix 4” and “Candyman” coming out later this year. He’s also starring in “Mad Max” movie “Furiosa” and “Aquaman 2,” both at Warner Bros.
FlynnPictureCo. and Seven Bucks have also teamed recently on Disney’s “Jungle Cruise” and action movie “Red Notice.” FlynnPictureCo. has “Stillwater” opening soon and is developing the “Hello Kitty” adaptation for New Line.
“Seven Bucks” has numerous projects on tap as well as the NBC comedy “Young Rock” currently airing.
The project was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
Haines and Noshirvani are repped by CAA, Grandview and Jackoway Austen, while Abdul-Matteen is repped by WME, M88 and Ziffren Brittenham.