Warner Bros. Will be Entering Hades

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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.

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