Monahan to Adapt Grisham’s Associate

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The Departed screenwriter William Monahan has been set by Paramount to adapt John Grisham’s bestselling legal thriller The Associate as a star vehicle for Shia LaBeouf, reports Variety.

LaBeouf will play a Yale Law School student with a sordid secret that leaves him vulnerable to blackmail. He’s manipulated into taking a job at a law firm and working on a multibillion-dollar lawsuit.

Lorenzo di Bonaventura is producing.