Jay Roach will tame the Mad Dogs

Warner Bros. has nabbed “Meet the Parents” helmer Jay Roach to direct its action-comedy “Mad Dogs”.

Wes Jones is adapting the screenplay. Dan Lin will produce and Mark Bauch will exec produce.

The film is based on James Grady’s novel. Read the description from Grady’s website below:

The CIA’s secret insane asylum. Five of America’s shattered spies. Crazy. Framed for the murder of their psychiatrist… What would you do?

Our stars are four men and one woman. Once America’s best warriors, “the pick of the litter,” now they’re “mad dogs” – set up, on the run, off their meds, hunting a traitor burrowed into the CIA.

Spy wars fought from Iraq to al Qaeda, Nigeria to New York, Bosnia to Vietnam to 21st Century wartime Washington. With tradecraft like the James Dean gambit, knife-quick alley ballets, bombs and black bag jobs, our five heroes reveal worlds within the world we call reality. Crazy killers, yes, but they are also like us: struggling to find sanity, safety and love in history gone mad.

And maybe, just maybe, if they can beat both the good guys and the bad guys, they’ll create their own redemption.

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