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Ryan Gosling, Ken Kao’s Waypoint and Anonymous Content will produce the The Underwater Welder by Jeff Lemire

the-underwater-welderThe Underwater Welder is the mind–bending graphic novel written by critically acclaimed, award–winning cartoonist, Jeff Lemire, and published by Top Shelf/IDW Publishing.

Ryan Gosling, Ken Kao, and Anonymous Content will produce the film based on the graphic novel.

A New York Times bestselling graphic novel, the story details a man in the dangerous profession of underwater welding, who has a supernatural encounter at the bottom of the sea.

Jeff Lemire, Chris Staros (Editor–in–Chief, Top Shelf), and Ted Adams (CEO and Publisher, IDW Publishing) are attached as executive producers.

The deal was brokered on Jeff Lemire’s behalf by Angela Cheng Caplan of the Cheng Caplan Company, Inc. and Allison Binder, esq. of Stone, Genow, Smelkinson, Binder & Christopher, LLP, and on Top Shelf/IDW’s behalf by Tuvyah Aronoff of Schwell Wimpfheimer & Associates.