Warner Bros. Pictures and Silver Pictures Entertainment have optioned the bestselling 1966 Ross MacDonald crime novel “Black Money” for Joel and Ethan Coen to write and potentially direct.
The story follows Lew Archer, a private eye hired by a spurned lover to expose the suave Frenchman who has run off with his client’s girlfriend. The trail leads to a deep conspiracy as the mysterious paramour is connected to a seven-year-old suicide and a ton of gambling debts.
MacDonald died in 1983 with this being one of his most famous works. Joel Silver will produce the film, but no production schedule has yet been set.