Blumhouse Productions is set to produce a film adaptation of Errol Morris’ acclaimed 2012 non-fiction book “A Wilderness of Error”.
The story deals with the infamous Jeffrey MacDonald case. Morris examines the evidence in the case against MacDonald, a Green Beret physician who was convicted in 1979 of murdering his pregnant wife and two daughters. MacDonald put the blame on drug-crazed hippies.
MacDonald was sentenced to serve a life sentence for each of the three murders, to be served consecutively, and remains in federal prison in Maryland. He maintains his innocence, and Morris’ book explores how some elements of the case may be entirely false.
Jason Blum (“Insidious”), Rachael Horovitz (“Moneybag”) and former Universal TV head Michael Jackson will produce the film which aims to be more of a prestige project ala “Whiplash” than Blumhouse’s usual micro budget horror and thriller fare.