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Cillian Murphy to Lead ‘Blood Runs Coal’ Film Adaptation at Universal

Universal Pictures has landed an adaptation of Mark A. Bradley’s “Blood Runs Coal: The Yablonski Murders and the Battle for the United Mine Workers of America,” with newly-minted Oscar winner Cillian Murphy attached to star and produce.

Jez Butterworth (“Edge of Tomorrow,” “Spectre,” “Ford V Ferrari”) and John-Henry Butterworth (“Get On Up,” “Edge of Tomorrow,” “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny”) will adapt the screenplay.

John Davis and Jordan Davis will produce through Davis Entertainment, while Murphy and Alan Moloney will produce through Big Things Films. Mark A. Bradley will executive produce. Universal’s Lexi Barta, who was recently elevated to Senior Vice President of Production, will oversee the project for the studio.

Murphy is repped by CAA, Lou Coulson Associates, David Weber/Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern. Jez and John-Henry Butterworth are represented by CAA and Alan Wertheimer at Jackoway Austen Tyerman Wertheimer Mandelbaum Morris Bernstein Trattner Auerbach Hynick Jaime LeVine Sample & Klein.

Deadline was first to report the news.

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