‘The Bear’ Creator Christopher Storer To Adapt & Direct Amor Towles’ ‘The Lincoln Highway’ For Warner Bros

EXCLUSIVE: The Bear creator Christopher Storer is shooting Season 3 of the 10-time Emmy-winning show in Chicago, but he’s lined up a big feature project at Warner Bros: the big-screen take of Amor Towles’ The Lincoln Highway.

The New York Times bestseller from Penguin Books follows Emmett Watson and his little brother Billy after the death of their father. They go searching for a new home with dreams of finding their mother in California. However, they are forced to take a detour when Emmett’s friends escape from juvenile detention appearing on his doorstep with plans of their own.

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Heyday Films’ David Heyman, a four-time Oscar nominee, is producing along with Storer and Josh Senior through American Light & Fixture as well as Tyson Bidner. Cooper Wehde and Jeff Clifford will executive produce.


Towles is the author of New York Times bestsellers Rules of Civility and A Gentleman in Moscow. Together with Lincoln Highway, the three novels have collectively sold more than 6 million copies and have been translated into more than 30 languages. The Lincoln Highway has been sold in 31 countries.

On Tuesday, Warner Bros announced a slew of release dates and changes: Batman 2 from Matt Reeves is jumping a year from October 2025 to the first weekend of October 2026. Backfilling Oct. 3, 2025 is Maggie Gyllenhaal’s The Bride! which stars Christian Bale, Jesse Buckley, Peter Sarsgaard, Annette Bening and Penélope Cruz.

The studio also has Paul Thomas Anderson‘s next movie with Leonardo DiCaprio, Sean Penn and Regina Hall which landed a big summer release date of August 8, 2025 with Imax screens.

Also, the Barry Levinson-directed Robert De Niro twin mobster movie Alto Knights is now opening March 21, 2025 instead of November 15 this year.

Storer is represented by WME, Kaplan / Perrone Entertainment, Paul Hastings and Origin Public Relations.

Heyman is repped by Goodman, Genow, Schenkman, Smelkinson & Christopher. Towles is a client of WME.

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