Director Jay Roach (Meet the Parents) will join writer Wes Jones (College Republicans) and producer Dan Lin (The LEGO Movie) to work on the Warner Bros. adaptation of James Grady's novel Mad Dogs.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film follows three U.S. Intelligence employees who are deemed crazy and sent to a government hospital for spies. When they become convinced that someone wants them dead, they formulate an escape plan that involves finding out exactly what it is that they know that could be classified as knowing too much.
The project aims to update the 1970s conspiracy genre with a tone that blends The Hangover and One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest.
Grady's other written work, Six Days of the Condor, was adapted for the big screen in 1975 by Sydney Pollak under the title Three Days of the Condor, starring Robert Redford. The piece became a hallmark of the conspiracy genre.