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Cillian Murphy to Lead ‘Blood Runs Coal’ at Common

Common Footage has pre-emptively landed an adaptation of Mark A. Bradley’s “Blood Runs Coal: The Yablonski Murders and the Battle for the United Mine Employees of America,” with newly-minted Oscar winner Cillian Murphy hooked up to star and produce.

Jez Butterworth (“Spectre,” “Ford v Ferrari”) and John-Henry Butterworth (“Get On Up,” “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Future”) will adapt the screenplay. They beforehand collaborated on “Fringe of Tomorrow.”

John Davis and Jordan Davis will produce by way of Davis Leisure, whereas Murphy and Alan Moloney will produce by way of Massive Issues Movies. Mark A. Bradley will govt produce. Common’s Lexi Barta, who was not too long ago elevated to senior vp of manufacturing, will oversee the challenge for the studio.

“Blood Runs Coal” takes place within the late Nineteen Sixties in Pennsylvania’s coal mines, chronicling a stunning assassination that altered the historical past of American labor unions.

Murphy’s credit embody movies corresponding to “Oppenheimer,” “The Darkish Knight,” “Crimson Eye, “Dunkirk” and “A Quiet Place Half II,” whereas he’s best-known on tv as Tommy Shelby, the Birmingham gangster on the coronary heart of “Peaky Blinders.” He’s holding busy following his latest Academy Award win, with upcoming initiatives together with historic drama “Small Issues Like These,” Netflix’s “Steve” and a highly-anticipated “Peaky Blinders” movie. He’s additionally set to govt produce “28 Years Later,” which can doubtless see him reprise his function from “28 Days Later.”

Murphy is repped by CAA, Lou Coulson Associates, David Weber/Sloane, Provide, Weber & Dern. Jez and John-Henry Butterworth are represented by CAA and Alan Wertheimer at Jackoway Austen Tyerman Wertheimer Mandelbaum Morris Bernstein Trattner Auerbach Hynick Jaime LeVine Pattern & Klein.

Deadline was first to report the information.

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