New Line Cinema has beaten out several bidders to acquire screen rights to the Nicci French novel "Land of the Living," with legendary author James Ellroy ("The Black Dahlia", "L.A. Confidential") set to write the script reports Variety.
Story concerns a promiscuous woman who's captured and tortured by a serial killer. After surviving the ordeal, she has to figure out what happened because cops and even her friends think she fabricated the story.
Novel was published two years ago but gained steam when Ellroy pitched his take on the novel and to do his first adaptation of a book other than his own.