Warner Independent Pictures and Smoke House partners George Clooney and Grant Heslov bought in December 2006 screen rights to John Grisham’s nonfiction book The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town. Grisham ultimately will be paid a seven-figure against gross participation deal if movie gets made. His approval of the deal came only after several conversations with Clooney and Heslov and after sparking to their Oscar-nominated film Good Night, and Good Luck.
John Grisham’s first nonfiction book – The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town is available in stores from October 10, 2006. The Innocent Man unfolds with the taut suspense, intriguing characters, and vivid scenes that have made John Grisham one of the most widely read novelists in America.