Paramount Pictures have rumored to have brought the 65-year-old filmmaker on board. The film tells the true story of a CIA agent who leads a team to take down Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. Insiders have told 'Variety' that the film is a top priority and will likely become director Ron Howard's next film. Bradley Cooper and Todd Phillips are co-producing through their company Joint Effort, alongside Andrew Panay and Howard's production company Imagine Entertainment. The idea for the strip came from Tyler Hisel, who also wrote the screenplay. There is no release date for 'The Fixer' yet.
Howard's most recent project as a director is the biopic 'Hillbilly Elegy', his first film for the Netflix streaming service. When the film will appear on the platform is still unclear. The preparations have been underway since 2017 and are based on the memoirs of the same name by author J. D. vance Stars such as Amy Adams, Glenn Close and Gabriel Basso were cast in the film. The autobiographical novel is about Vance growing up in the Rust Belt, the largest industrial region in the United States. The region is struggling with economic collapse, depopulation and urban decay as a result of deindustrialization. It is only through his grandmother that the author learns to appreciate education and thus manages to escape poverty. Speaking to 'Variety', Erica Huggings, president of Imagine Entertainment, said: "'Hillbilly Elegy' is a powerful, true coming-of-age biography of J. D Vance. […] With remarkable empathy and self-awareness, J. D. managed to recall growing up as a 'hillbilly'. In doing so, he illuminates the plight of America's white working class and speaks directly to the turmoil of our current political climate."