Craig Brewer takes his flow on the road

Craig Brewer, writer/director of the critically acclaimed Hustle & Flow, has signed a deal with New Regency to write and direct the film Mother Trucker, based on a Maxim Magazine article written by Steven Russell, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Peter Jaysen, along with writer Gary Scott Thompson (Knight Rider) will produce the project.

“Trucker” is described as a modern take on Smokey and the Bandit, the cult classic 1977 Burt Reynolds/Jackie Gleason action comedy, and follows a convict who escapes from prison and steels an 18-wheeler rig and heads across the South to see his dying mother, with police hunting him down.

Also on tap for Brewer, is a live-action, unscripted, music-focused internet series called $5 Cover for MTV New Media, which will premiere at Sundance.