Mark Ruffalo and Chris Hemsworth, who starred in Marvel and Avengers movies over the years, are coming back together again–but not for another entry in the superhero saga. Deadline reports that Ruffalo and Hemsworth are in talks to star a crime movie based on the Don Winslow novella Crime 101 for Amazon MGM Studios.

The story is focused on heists that take place along the Pacific coast that are linked to Colombian cartels. The main character, detective Lou Lubesnick, is trying to put a stop to it.

Bart Layton (American Animals) is directing the movie, and he also wrote the script alongside Peter Straughan (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy). The movie has been in the works for some time; The Last of Us star Pedro Pascal was in talks to star in the film alongside Hemsworth, but the project did not go ahead with Pascal.

In 2023, it was reported that Netflix and Amazon MGM Studios were locked in a bidding war for the rights to Crime 101, but Amazon MGM Studios ultimately won out.

The official plot synopsis for Crime 101 the novella can be seen below, but note that the movie is an adaptation and might not follow the story of the novella exactly. The plot synopsis reads:

“A string of high-level jewel heists up and down the Pacific Coast Highway has gone unsolved for years, mostly because the perpetrator has lived by a strict code he calls ‘Crime 101.’ Police attribute the thefts to the Colombian cartels. But Detective Lou Lubesnick’s gut says it’s the work of just one man. Now the lone-wolf jewel thief is looking for that fabled final last score and Lou breaks all the rules of Crime 101.”

Hemsworth will be seen next in Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga, while Ruffalo is attached to star in a new HBO drama series from Mare of Eastown’s Brad Ingelsby.

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