Hancock To Direct Grisham’s “Partner”

John Lee Hancock (“The Blind Side,” “The Rookie”) has been set to write and direct a film adaptation of the John Grisham best-seller “The Partner” for New Regency reports Deadline.

The 1997 novel follows Patrick Lanigan, a young partner in a white shoe Biloxi law firm with a wife and newborn daughter. Trapped in a burning car one night, he died, leaving behind only ashes.

But Lanigan is disillusioned enough by his life to fake his death and steal $90 million from his firm. He just has to hope the wrong people don’t catch up with him as he goes on the run.

Arnon Milchan is set to produce, making this his fourth Grisham adaptations after “A Time To Kill,” “The Client” and “Runaway Jury”.