An ex-convict trying to get his life right finds himself framed in a huge corporate scam, he must utilize his street skills to prove his innocence
When an ex-convict trying to go straight is framed in a huge corporate scam, he must… he must… he must…
The logline sets up a situation and an inciting incident and the stakes are clear and high enough: he’s in jeopardy of going back to jail for life. Of course, he must prove his innocence, expose the real culprits. That’s a no-brainer. So it doesn’t really qualify as a story hook.
The story hook would be in what becomes his game plan. What unique and interesting action — the core of the plot — does he undertake?
I agree with the previous comment,
the interest of the movie is in what happens- what kind of corporate scam? Why/how is he framed in the scam?
“An ex-convict trying to get his life right “, this is a classic setting and it works fine but then I feel like I need something really ‘crazy’.