Get ready for another go-round of the epic Eliot Ness vs. Al Capone battle: Relativity Media has just acquired 'Ness/Capone,' a hot script that made the 2010 Black List of best unproduced screenplays.

Unlike Kevin Costner's straight-arrow, married G-man portrayed in 'The Untouchables,' this fed will be a skirt-chasing 26-year-old publicity hound who loved to court danger, kick in doors, smash moonshine stores and then rub it in the noses of Capone and other mobsters, according to Deadline.

Screenwriter Grant Pierce Meyers is basing his version of Ness on actual records, in which Ness paraded confiscated bootleg trucks past Capone's hotel -- after tipping him off to look out the window. No cast or director has been announced.

Warner Bros. has its own Capone project, an origin story entitled 'Cicero,' possibly to be directed by David Yates ('Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows').
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