David Ayer to Direct ‘Heart of the Beast’ for Paramount Pictures

Acclaimed Hollywood director David Ayer is attached to direct a new film for Paramount Pictures, ‘Heart of the Beast’. According toDeadline, Ayer will also produce the film alongside Chris Long, with Damien Chazelle, known for ‘Whiplash’ and ‘La La Land’, attached as a producer.

About ‘Heart of the Beast’

‘Heart of the Beast’ follows a former Navy SEAL and his retired combat dog who struggle to return to civilization after an accident deep in the Alaskan wilderness. The script was written by Cameron Alexander, who will also serve as an executive producer, with Richard Raymond as co-producer. At this time, no casting announcements have been made.

David Ayer’s Directorial Journey

Ayer kick-started his Hollywood career as a scriptwriter, with notable works such as 2000’s ‘U-571’, 2001’s ‘Training Day’, 2001’s ‘The Fast and the Furious’, 2002’s ‘Dark Blue’, and 2003’s ‘S.W.A.T’. He made his directorial debut with ‘Harsh Times’ in 2005, which paved the way for other successful films like ‘Street Kings’, ‘End of Watch’, ‘Sabotage’, and ‘Fury’.

In 2016, Ayer directed ‘Suicide Squad’ for DC Studios, but he has expressed dissatisfaction with the final cut. He subsequently made ‘Bright’ for Netflix in 2017 and ‘The Tax Collector’ in 2020. Ayer’s latest film was ‘The Beekeeper’, featuring stars Jason Statham, Josh Hutcherson, and Jeremy Irons. The film grossed approximately $152.6 million worldwide on a budget estimated at $40 million.

When to Expect ‘Heart of the Beast’

While Ayer and his team are gearing up for production, Paramount Pictures has not revealed a release date for ‘Heart of the Beast’.

Wrapping Up

As we await updates on the casting and release of ‘Heart of the Beast’, you can feed your appetite for quality films and behind-the-scenes tales onHitPlay. Stay tuned for more news on David Ayer and exciting film industry updates.

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