Marc Rocco will direct an adaptation of Jim Thompson noir novel The Killer Inside Me, reports Variety.
Robert Weinbach wrote the script, and his Cyclone Productions will produce with Chris Hanley’s Muse Film Productions.
Published in 1952, The Killer Inside Me concerns a deputy sheriff in a West Texas town whose kind Everyman demeanor masks his true dark self. He is slowly revealed as a psychotic killer.
Rocco (Murder in the First) said financing is being finalized for a fall start, subject to casting.
Rocco is mobilizing to direct The Winter Hill Gang, a drama he wrote with David Flowers about the largest gang war in American history, which started in Boston in 1961.
UPDATE: IGN.com reports that this report is not accurate. The site says that Chris Hanley has instead been working with director John Curran on the movie in recent months.