True Detective’s Cary Fukunaga To Direct Noble Assassin

True Detective's Cary Fukunaga is set to direct a screenplay by Scott Silver about a real-ife saboteur in Nazi occupied France.

After helming the entire eight-episode run of HBO’s instantly beloved True Detective gumbo noir, director Cary Fukunaga (Jane Eyre) is set to return to features as the director of DreamWorks’ Noble Assassin.

As reported by Deadline , DreamWorks has closed a deal with Scott Silver (The Fighter) to pen a screenplay for the project, which will be based on the real-life exploits of Robert de Rochefoucauld. The film is also set to be produced by Anonymous Content’s Michael Sugar, as well as Carla Hacken and Fukunaga himself.

Noble Assassin will focus on the exploits of Robert de la Rochefoucauld during the Second World War when he went from a French aristocrat to an anti-Nazi saboteur working behind enemy lines in Occupied France. Recruited by the British Special Operations Executive and trained in fighting techniques, he returned to France where he blew up manufacturing and transportation targets before being captured, tortured, and nearly executed prior to his escape.

It will be interesting to see how this affects the second season of True Detective.


Yassss, ready for this king to slay Hollywood tbh!!!