Trio Option Unger’s Black Out

Barbara De Fina, Austin Chick and Andrew Kletjian have optioned Lisa Unger’s new thriller novel “Black Out” says The Hollywood Reporter.

“Black Out” centers on Annie Powers, an affluent wife and mother living in Florida. Cracks in her idyllic life emerge when her psychologist is murdered and a familiar dark figure appears, triggering long-suppressed memories of a former life she must piece together to save herself and her daughter.

Chick (“XX/YY,” “August”) will adapt and direct both for the big screen. He has also optioned Tim Clark’s art forgery caper script “Fake” and recently signed to write and direct an untitled Hamptons-based thriller for Screen Gems this coming Spring.