Adrian Lyne’s long-gestating film adaptation of Tawni O’dell’s novel “Back Roads” has found financing says The Hollywood Reporter.
Set in Pennsylvania’s mining country, the story follows a 20-year-old man who has to care for his three sisters after his mother is convicted of killing his abusive father.
He commences an affair with a married mother of two and becomes the prime suspect in a murder. Andrew Garfield was previously attached to star but that fell apart a while back due to scheduling issues.
RCR Media Group is backing the steamy thriller which “Fatal Attraction” and “Indecent Proposal” helmer Lyne will direct, marking his first film since 2002’s “Unfaithful”. Lyne’s been attached to numerous projects over the years including “Two Minutes to Midnight,” “Prince of Thieves”, and last month he was linked to John Grisham’s legal thriller “The Associate”.