Elijah Wood (“The Lord of the Rings” trilogy) is making his first foray into producing, teaming with Anthony Moody and Rob Malkani’s Indalo Productions to bring to the big screen an adaptation of Elliott Chaze’s legendary noir novel Black Wings Has My Angel.
The Hollywood Reporter says the script is being written by Barry Gifford (Wild at Heart, Lost Highway) and writer-producer-director Christopher Peditto.
Chaze was a newspaperman and columnist in Mississippi who wrote books on the side. “Angel,” published in 1953, is considered one of the shining lights of the Fawcett Gold Medal paperback line and a pulp classic.
The story centers on an antihero, an ex-convict, who stages a daring armed car robbery in Colorado with the help of a call girl whom he picked up in a backwoods Mississippi motel.
The film is set to start shooting this year.