Myriad Pictures and Killer Films will produce an adaptation of James Ellroy’s memoir “My Dark Places” reports Reuters.
Ellroy’s 1996 book tells the true story of his mother’s murder, a troubled adolescence that followed and his later investigation into the crime.
The event, which occurred when he was 10, was key in developing the writer’s fascination with Los Angeles-based crime tomes such as “L.A. Confidential” and “The Black Dahlia.”
The producers are in talks with several directors, including Tom Kalin (“Savage Grace”), to potentially helm. Robert Greenwald was previously attached to direct. No date is yet set.