David Gordon Green (“Snow Angels,” “Undertow,” “All the Real Girls”) is in final negotiations to write and direct a screen adaptation of John Grisham’s nonfiction book “The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town” for Warner Independent Pictures.
Grisham’s “Innocent Man” tells the true story of Ron Williamson, a man wrongly convicted of murder who spent more than 10 years on death row in Oklahoma.
George Clooney and Grant Heslov’s production company Smoke House will produce after landing film rights to property back in December says The Hollywood Reporter.
In a separate deal, WIP has also nabbed worldwide rights, excluding Spain, Mexico, Latin America and a few smaller territories, to Green’s dark domestic drama “Snow Angels,” starring Kate Beckinsale and Sam Rockwell.
The pair play Annie and Glenn, a separated couple in a small town whose lives take a turn for the worse after Annie begins an affair with the husband (Nicky Katt) of her best friend (Amy Sedaris).
“Snow” premiered in January at the Sundance Film Festival and will hit theatres early next year.