Another day, another adaptation of a James Patterson novel. This time around, the book being adapted is Guilty Wives and the man with the pen is Paul Boardman. Boardman normally partners up with Scott Derrickson for projects (like they did on The Exorcism of Emily Rose), but the former will take Guilty Wives on as a side project while the latter preps Beware the Night. This Patterson novel centers on an all-girls vacation of four married women whose trip to Monte Carlo takes a turn for the worse when they wake up one morning amidst hangovers and homicides. Hit the jump for more.
Director Atom Egoyan’s (Chloe) next project Devil’s Knot is based on the true events surrounding the 1993 murder of three boys in West Memphis, Arkansas, and the subsequent arrest of three teens suspected of committing the murders through satanic rituals. Taking its title from the Mara Leveritt book by the same name, Devil’s Knot will presumably take a dramatic look at the investigation of the case, both by the local police involved and by journalists like Leveritt who found the arrest and conviction of the West Memphis Three highly suspicious. While details on the film are short, Reese Witherspoon is reportedly attached to star as Pam Hobbs, a mother of one of the victims who is at first convinced of the teenagers’ guilt, but starts to question their conviction once the case drags on. Hit the jump for more on Devil’s Knot.