Warner Bros. acquires Leake book
Warner Bros. has acquired the John Leake book “Entering Hades” and has attached Robert Schwentke to direct the adaptation, says Variety.
The book, published late last year by Farrar, Straus & Giroux, is about Jack Unterweger, a journalist who led a double life strangling prostitutes in Vienna and Los Angeles, and covering his own crimes in the early 1990s. Unterweger hanged himself after receiving a life sentence.
Bob Cooper and Richard Saperstein will produce through their Landscape Entertainment and Elysium Films banners. Shara Kay will be executive producer.