Sterling K Brown to star in Amazon action film ‘Coyote Blue’ by writer ‘John Wick’

Amazon Studios has acquired a feature film pitch titled “Coyote Blue” that Sterling K. Brown is attached to and comes from “John Wick” and “Nobody” writer Derek Kolstad, a person familiar with the sale told TheWrap.

Hanelle M. Culpepper will make her directorial debut in “Coyote Blue,” an action flick starring Brown as an ordinary man hunted down by a ruthless criminal syndicate for his mysterious cargo and now must navigate the Treacherous terrain of Route 66 while unleashing his deadly set of skills in a fight for survival.

Kolstad produces under its Tradecraft banner alongside Dmitri M. Johnson via dj2 Entertainment. Brown will also produce with Danielle Reardon for Indian Meadows Productions.

The “This Is Us” star Brown was nominated for two Emmy Awards this year, including “This Is Us” and for chronicling CNN’s “Lincoln: Divided We Stand” docuseries. His film credits include “Black Panther”, “Waves” and “Frozen 2”.

Kolstad is the author of the “John Wick” franchise, and he also wrote the Bob Odenkirk film “Nobody” and is executive producer of “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier”. He’s also working with Amazon on an adaptation of the Japanese action-horror manga “Hellsing”.

Culpepper is also working with Amazon on the upcoming “Anansi Boys” series, based on a novel by Neil Gaiman. She recently directed The CW’s “Kung Fu” pilot and directed the “Star Trek: Picard” pilot.

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Kolstad is represented by APA, Circle of Confusion and Behr Abramson Levy. Brown is represented by CAA, JWS Entertainment, Jill Fritzo PR and Ziffren Brittenham. dj2 Entertainment is represented by APA and Brecheen Feldman Breimer Silver & Thompson. Culpepper is represented by Verve, MetaMorphic Entertainment and Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof + Fishman.

Variety first announced the news of the sale.

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