Tyrese writes new script.
Looking to get more mileage out of its relationship withÂ Furious 7Â star Tyrese Gibson, Universal Pictures has optionedÂ Desert Eagle, an action spec scripted by Gibson and Mike Le. The plan is for it to serve as a star vehicle for the actor-musician. Theyâ€™ve hired Matthew Stuecken and Josh Campbell to rewrite the script.Ted 2â€˜s Scott Stuber will produce via his Bluegrass Films banner. Gibson will be exec producer through his Voltron Filmz..
InÂ Desert Eagle, a pair of border patrol agents investigate a drug cartel being operated out of a Native American reservation casino. Gibson last starred in 2013â€™s Fast & Furious 6, which grossed $788 million worldwide, as well as Fox Searchlightâ€™s Black Nativity. Aside from reprising his Roman Pierce role inÂ Furious 7, he co-stars with Jake Gyllenhaal in the Antoine Fuqua-directedÂ SouthpawÂ and opposite Kevin Hart and Ice Cube in the Tim Story-directedÂ Ride Along 2. His final album,Â Black Rose, will be released May 5. He’s gearing up to release his new video “Dumb Shit” soon!