Bean Goes On A River Cruise

Writer-director Henry Bean (“Noise,” “The Believer”) will write and direct “Down by the River” for Universal Pictures reports Variety.

An adaptation of Charles Bowden’s novel, the story revolves around a 1995 murder in El Paso, Texas, that was originally believed to be the result of a botched carjacking.

It was later tied to the victim’s brother’s work busting drug runners for the Drug Enforcement Administration and eventually implicated the uppermost reaches of the Mexican government.