Ron Howard is attached to direct and produce a film adaptation of Joel Dicker's hit novel "The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair" for Warner Bros. Pictures.
The story follows a novelist who gets caught up in a scandal involving his beloved mentor, a heavyweight of American literature, when a 15-year-old girl is found dead in his backyard.
Penguin will publish the novel in the U.S. next month following massive sales in Europe which saw it outsell Dan Brown's "Inferno" (an adaptation of which Howard is working on) and challenge "Fifty Shades of Grey" on the charts.
Howard, Brian Grazer, Claire Lundberg and Eugenie Grandval will produce. Howard is currently in post-production on "Heart of the Sea"