Universal Pictures Hires Leading Man

Universal Pictures has optioned the rights to the comic book “The Leading Man” from Oni Press, says The Hollywood Reporter. Marc Platt will produce through his Marc Platt Productions along with Eric Gitter via his Closed on Mondays Entertainment, which has a partnership with Oni Press.

Written by B. Clay Moore and illustrated by Jeremy Haun, the comic follows the adventures of the world’s biggest movie star, Nick Walter. Walter uses his celebrity, access, lifestyle and his films’ international location shoots as a cover for his real job, that of an international spy.

The first issue was published July 13. Moore wrote “Hawaiian Dick,” which is set up at New Line.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter