Elijah Wood will produce the big screen an adaptation of Elliott Chaze’s legendary 1953 noir novel “Black Wings Has My Angel” says The Hollywood Reporter.
The story centers on an antihero, an ex-convict, who stages a daring armed car robbery in Colorado with the help of a call girl whom he picked up in a backwoods Mississippi motel.
The script is being penned by Barry Gifford (“Wild at Heart,” “Lost Highway”) and writer-producer-director Christopher Peditto. Peditto spent 10 years chasing down and securing the film rights.
Shooting begins later this year, and Wood does not plan to star in the picture. Casting will begin shortly.