Graham King has acquired the rights to a murder-mystery pitch by The Brave One screenwriter Cynthia Mort.
The still-untitled project is being described as “a fast-paced morality tale” akin to the thriller genre films of the 1980s. King will produce the project under his GK Films banner.
King said the story qualified as the most dynamic and provocative he has heard in some time.
“It’s such a thrill to find material you simply must bring to the big screen, especially when it gives you the chance to work with someone who is at the top of her game,” King said.
Mort most recently penned and executive produced HBO’s new drama “Tell Me You Love Me.” The series, which premieres Sunday, chronicles the relationships between three separate couples in therapy.
The writer is attached to the MTV Films/Paramount Pictures still-untitled biopic based on the life of Nina Simone. Mary J. Blige is set to star.