David Gordon Green is in final negotiations to write and direct a screen adaptation of John Grisham’s nonfiction book “The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town” for Warner Independent Pictures and George Clooney and Grant Heslov’s production company Smoke House.
The Grisham deal solidifies Green’s move from small indie features — the critically acclaimed “George Washington,” “All the Real Girls” and “Undertow” — to working with name talent.
“David is a really gifted filmmaker,” WIP president Polly Cohen said. “We are excited to be working with him and look forward to a long relationship.”
Grisham’s “The Innocent Man,” which was published in October by Doubleday, tells the true story of Ron Williamson, a man wrongly convicted of murder who spent more than 10 years on death row in Oklahoma. WIP and Smoke House bought rights to the book in December.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter