Akiva Goldsman to pen Dwayne Johnson's 'The Janson Directive'

Oscar-winning writer Akiva Goldsman will pen the script of Dwayne Johnson's upcoming film 'The Janson Directive', based on Robert Ludlum's 2002 novel of the same name.

PTI| Updated: Sep 27, 2014, 15:29 PM IST

Los Angeles: Oscar-winning writer Akiva Goldsman will pen the script of Dwayne Johnson's upcoming film 'The Janson Directive', based on Robert Ludlum's 2002 novel of the same name.

The 42-year-old actor will play the lead role of Paul Janson, who is an ex-Navy SEAL and former member of a US government covert agency called Consular Operations.

Janson is haunted by his memories of the Vietnam War and his brilliant commander and mentor, Alan Demarest. Johnson took to Twitter to announce Goldsman's association with the project. "Academy Award winner Akiva Goldsman will write the script. Let's roll... #Ludlum #Conspiracy #JansonDirective," he tweeted.

Goldsman, 52, received an Academy award for best adapted Screenplay for the 2001 film 'A Beautiful Mind', which also won the Oscar for best picture.