Palmstar Media (The Catcher Was a Spy) has optioned rights to Mary Doria Russell's novels Doc and Epitaph: A Novel of the O.K. Corral, Deadline reported. Jeremy Renner will play Doc Holliday in the movie and co-produce with PalmStar's Kevin Frakes and the Combine's Don Handfield.
"We are excited to re-introduce this classic American character to a whole new audience by chronicling Doc Holliday's incredible transformation from Average Joe dentist to a man who Wyatt Earp called the 'nerviest, speediest, deadliest man with a six-gun [he] ever knew,' " Renner and Handfield said in a joint statement.
Ewan McGregor is in talks to star in Disney's Christopher Robin, a live-action film directed by Marc Forster (World War Z, Quantum of Solace) that "centers on the child from the A.A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh stories--but he's all grown up," according top the Hollywood Reporter. Oscar-nominated screenwriter Allison Schroeder (Hidden Figures) will "take a new pass on the script," THR noted, adding that "Alex Ross Perry wrote the screenplay, with Tom McCarthy working on a later draft."