Academy Award nominee LaKeith Stanfield (The Book of Clarence) is in talks to star in and produce a feature adaptation of the hit neo-noir video game El Paso, Elsewhere, Deadline has learned.

Lorenzo di Bonaventura’s Di Bonaventura Pictures (Transformers, G.I. Joe franchises) and Colin Stark will also produce.

The film will center on James Savage (Stanfield), who while recovering from a toxic relationship, confronts both his inner demons and enigmatic ex-girlfriend, Janet, before she executes a world-ending ritual. James navigates her reality-bending universe of ethereal monsters while facing the truth of his own addictions and skewed sense of self-worth, learning that the only route to love is through healing.

Released in September 2023, the game was developed by Strange Scaffold, the development label of BAFTA nominee Xalavier Nelson Jr.

Known for roles in films like Judas and the Black Messiah, The Book of Clarence, Knives Out and Selma, Stanfield has also previously been seen in The Harder They Fall, Uncut Gems, The Girl in the Spider’s Web, Sorry to Bother You, Get Out, Short Term 12 and other titles. Next to appear in Amazon MGM’s Play Dirty opposite Mark Wahlberg, he’s also been seen on shows like The Changeling and Atlanta.

Stanfield is represented by CAA, Stark Management, and Ginsburg Daniels Kallis. Di Bonaventura and Strange Scaffold are repped by CAA.

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