Things have been fairly quiet on the John Grisham adaptation front recently. In the 90s you couldn’t move for them, but since then they’ve become rare beasts. However, now Deadline reports that director John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side, The Rookie) has signed on to write and direct as adaptation of Grisham’s The Partner.
The author’s 2005 book is about a young Mississippi attorney who fakes his own death in order to swindle millions of dollars from his law firm.
Arnon Milchan, who heads New Regency (the production company behind the movie), has plenty of Grisham experience as he previously wrote the adaptations The Client, A Time to Kill, and Runaway Jury.
No production schedule is known for The Partner. It is said that John Lee Hancock is also circling Highwaymen, which he might direct before The Partner.