Roxwell Films Options Manson Tale “Family”

Roxwell Films has optioned the rights to produce a film adaptation of Ed Sanders’ 1971 book “The Family” which Jonas Akerlund will direct.

The book deals with the life of Charles Manson leading up to the notorious 1969 Tate-LaBianca murders by his cult members. It also explores the psychology of the young women who followed him.

Guinevere Turner, who penned the film adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’ “American Psycho,” is adapting the script. Jeremy Rosen and Kevin Shulman are producing.

The work comes as a TV series of a very similar nature, “Aquarius,” is set premiere mid-season. That project stars “Game of Thrones” actor Gethin Anthony as the cult leader.

Source: Deadline