First-time writer gets Silver Pictures ‘Convicted’

Silver Pictures has acquired a spec script titled Conviction, an undercover cop thriller from first-time writer and longtime script reader Jon Herman, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The project is being shepherded by Warners Bros., where Silver Pictures has been based for many years.

The story follows a master bank thief who’s just been released from prison, and is recruited by an FBI agent to trap one of his former associates. The story-arc is being described as having elements of Michael Mann’s crime epic Heat and Donnie Brasco.

Silver Pictures is also producing Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes and the Denzel Washington post-apocalyptic thriller The Book of Eli.