Mandalay Seeks Salvation Boulevard

Mandalay Independent Pictures has acquired screen rights to Larry Beinhart’s upcoming mystery novel “Salvation Boulevard” says Variety.

The story, which takes satirical swipes at organized religion, revolves around a private detective who investigates the killing of a professor.

The exercise proves to be a clash of faiths: The detective is a born-again Christian, the dead man an atheist, the accused killer an Islamic foreign student and the D.A. is Jewish.

George Ratliff (“Joshua”) will write the script and direct. Beinhart previously wrote “American Hero,” which was adapted into 1997’s “Wag the Dog.”