Lumanity to turn Dennis Lehane short story into a movie

Robert Budreau's (pictured) production shingle optioned Consumers, a story about a hitman who targets people in high finance.
Robert Budreau

Robert Budreau is the latest Canadian producer to option a literary work by mystery maven Dennis Lehane and turn it into a movie.

The Toronto-based production company Lumanity will adapt Lehane’s short story Consumers into a feature film, with Budreau penning the script.

The short story portrays a colourful hitman who targets those in the world of high finance.

Budreau will produce for Lumanity, with Adam Moryto executive producing.

“Lehane’s recent success on the big screen is a testament to filmgoers ongoing appetite for strong storytelling,” Budreau said in a statement after past page-to-screen adaptations of the U.S. writer’s work that includes Shutter Island and Mystic River.

Ben Affleck is also directing Lehane’s  They Live By Night for Appian Way and a 2015 release.

Elsewhere, the Sea to Sky Entertainment joint venture between Thunderbird Films and Lionsgate is developing a TV series based on Lehane’s Gone Baby Gone novel.

And Tracey Forbes and Calum deHartog optioned another Lehane short story, Running Out of Dog, for a feature film adaption.

Robert Budreau is represented by Brooke Ehrlich Artist Management and attorney James Feldman at Lichter Grossman Nichols Adler & Feldman.

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