Paramount Pictures and Indian Paintbrush have scored the screen rights to David Grann’s New Yorker article “A Murder Foretold” reports Deadline
Grann’s article deals with a series of high-level murders in Guatemala, a country devastated by killings routinely perpetrated by everyone from secret police to drug dealers who acted with impunity. The death of a wealthy businessman, his fiance and her father was the catalyst for a reform with a shocking conclusion.
At least four companies, including Fox Searchlight and HBO Films, pursued the rights to the article from Grann, who also penned the book “The Lost City Of Z” which Brad Pitt’s Plan B intends to turn into a film.
Steve Zaillian, Garrett Basch, Steven Rales and Mark Roybal will produce ‘Murder’.