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Oliver Stone will soon be trading the concrete jungle of New York City for the marijuana fields of sunny California.

Deadline
reports that Stone has signed a deal to direct and produce 'Savages,' a drug cartel drama based on a novel by Don Winslow that will be published in July. Stone and Winslow will collaborate on the script, with the author working on the first draft while Stone prepares 'Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps' for an April 23rd theatrical release. Oliver Stone will soon be trading the concrete jungle of New York City for the marijuana fields of sunny California.

Deadline
reports that Stone has signed a deal to direct and produce 'Savages,' a drug cartel drama based on a novel by Don Winslow that will be published in July. Stone and Winslow will collaborate on the script, with the author working on the first draft while Stone prepares 'Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps' for an April 23rd theatrical release.

'Savages' tells the story of two men from Laguna Beach, California, who enjoy both the same girlfriend and a lucrative pot growing and distribution business. When they resist being muscled by a Mexican drug cartel, their girlfriend is kidnapped, with the ransom being every cent they've earned over the past five years. The two men then hatch a plan to rescue the girl, get revenge and get out of town.

Oliver Stone put up his own money for the project, a move that's becoming more popular as directors are looking for more creative control. 'Savages' will also hopefully finally put Don Winslow front and center in Hollywood, as the author has gone through several false starts on film adaptations of some of his other books, including 'The Winter of Frankie Machine,' which both Martin Scorsese and Michael Mann were attached to during its development.