Screenwriter Chris Terrio has been hired by Paramount and Indian Paintbrush to script the adaptation of David Grann’s New Yorker article A Murder Foretold. The fascinating story revolves around the murder of beloved and devoted Guatemalan corporate attorney Rodrigo Rosenberg who played a videotape at his funeral predicting his murder and implicating the President, the President’s wife, and other close aides. Rosenberg hoped his video would call attention to the epidemic of homicides and the government corruption that allowed such unchecked violence to continue. However, an investigation by a special prosecutor led to a remarkable twist in the case but also a serious crackdown on violence. It’s a great read and could be an impressive film in the right hands. The project was the center of an intense bidding war back in April.
Deadline reports that Terrio, who also wrote Ben Affleck’s Argo, will write the script before moving on to write the American adaptation of Harlan Coben’s novel Tell No One (which was adapted into an exciting French film back in 2006). Click here to read the New Yorker article.