DJ Caruso could direct an adaptation of A Walk Among Tombstones

It looks like DJ Caruso has to choose between PREACHER and A WALK AMONG TOMBSTONES. Caruso is currently in discussions to helm the adaptation of the Lawrence Block novel, A WALK AMONG TOMSTONES which has been scripted by Scott Frank (MINORITY REPORT).

This project has been in the works for awhile now. Double Features' Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher are producing with Danny DeVito and Cross Creek president Brian Oliver. Shamberg, Sher and DeVito got Frank to pen the script when they were partners at Jersey Films. The film was set up at Universal and even had Harrison Ford interested at one point to play the lead, Matthew Scudder.

The plot follows Scudder who is, "an alcoholic former cop who spends his retirement doing favors for friends, the kind that take him deep into the underbelly of New York City. In A Walk Among the Tombstones, a heroin kingpin's wife is kidnapped and those kidnappers begin to send her back in pieces."

Cross Creek finally picked financing up for the film after fourteen years. No word on Ford.

Source: Deadline



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