Anna Friel Wanders “The Dark Fields”

Anna Friel is in negotiations to join Neil Burger’s thriller “Dark Fields” for Relativity Media and Rogue Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.

Based on the novel by Alan Glynn, Badley Cooper plays an unsuccessful writer who scores a top-secret pharmaceutical drug that increases intelligence. He soon achieves the elusive success he was after, but the drug has lethal and lasting side effects while people begin pursuing him.

Friel will play Cooper’s ex-wife. Robert De Niro and Abbie Cornish also star. Leslie Dixon penned the adaptation while Scott Kroopf and Ryan Kavanaugh will produce.