Warner Adapts Landay’s “Defending Jacob”

Warner Bros. Pictures has picked up the film rights to William Landay’s recent novel “Defending Jacob” reports Variety.

The story follows quiet family man and master trial lawyer Andy Barber whose 14-year-old son is accused of the murder of a fellow teenage boy in the woods near their suburban home.

Barber rallies to his son’s defense but the community turn against them both and his marriage begins to crumble as one of his own long buried secrets threatens to surface.

No cast of crew are currently attached to the project.