FilmNation Entertainment will finance and commence international sales at the AFM on the thriller.

Tokyo Vice is based on the true story of journalist Jake Adelstein who covered murder, extortion and the Yakuza in his Japanese underground beat.

Music video and commercial director Anthony Mandler will direct from a screenplay by JT Rogers adapted from Adelstein’s book Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter On The Police Beat.

Production is set to begin in mid-2014 with John Lesher and Adam Kassan on board to produce. Binn Jakupi will serve as executive producer for Le Grisbi Productions.

UTA packaged the project and handles US sales. Alison Cohen brokered the deal on behalf of FilmNation.

Rogers is represented by WME.