David Leitch, ‘Deadpool 2’ and ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Director, Signs First-Look Deal With Universal

David Leitch, ‘Deadpool 2’ and ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Director, Signs First-Look Deal With Universal
David Leitch, the director of “John Wick,” “Atomic Blonde,” “Deadpool 2” and this summer’s “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw,” has entered into a first-look production agreement with Universal Pictures, studio president Peter Cramer announced Monday.

Leitch is entering into the deal with his longtime producing partner Kelly McCormick under their banner 87North Productions.

Leitch and McCormick are also developing multiple projects for Universal, including “Nobody,” an action thriller directed by “Hardcore Henry’s” Ilya Naishuller starring Bob Odenkirk. They’re also developing “Friday Black,” based on the title story of The New York Times bestseller from award-winning author Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah.

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Additionally, they have many film and television projects in development, including “The Division,” starring Jessica Chastain and Jake Gyllenhaal, the sequel to “Enter the Dragon,” and “Undying Love,:
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