Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Get 12 issues from just £25
A perfect night in with EE
Win £200 to spend on the perfect night in
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
David Duchovny Reveals More X-Files Revival Details
Looks like Walter Skinner and CSM are headed back to screens
G.I. Joe 3 Gets A Rewrite
Aaron Berg goes from Section 6 to the special forces
Anna Kendrick Set For Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates
She'll join the new Zac Efron comedy
Luke Grimes Cast In The Magnificent Seven
He'll appear alongside Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt and co. in the remake
First Trailer For The Gift Online
The past is not done with Jason Bateman
Kristen Stewart In Talks For Ang Lee's Latest
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk gathers pace
Vin Diesel Teases More Kurt Russell In Fast & Furious 8
And Jason Statham says he's up for more Expendables
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
24 March 2015
Daniel Espinosa Lights The Morningstar
In talks to direct Warners' top-secret project
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Easy Money (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Safe House (2012)
Empire Star Rating
The Firm (1993)
Empire Star Rating
The Pelican Brief
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Daniel Espinosa Finds The Racketeer
He's developing the John Grisham book

13 February 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

submit to reddit

Daniel Espinosa

What does any director do when his last film is a hit? Why, he takes as many meetings and grabs hold of as many possible projects as he can, of course! That certainly seems to be true of Safe House man Daniel Espinosa, who is setting up several potential movies. He’s just signed on to develop an adaptation of John Grisham’s latest novel The Racketeer.

Fox 2000 and New Regency are backing this one, and are now looking for a writer to tackle turning the novel into a script.

Grisham’s book is in typically legal thriller territory, this time concerning the murder of a federal judge at his lakeside cabin. The contents of his safe are pinched and the only man who knows the truth of the matter is a former attorney serving time in the slammer, who hopes to use the information to exact some revenge on those who put him behind bars.

As the script cooks in the development oven, Espinosa will focus on other things, most crucially Soviet-era thriller Child 44, which has Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace set to star.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

The Numbers Station Trailer Arrives
Cusack has to keep the code...
David Goyer Enters The Breach
Update: He's now set to direct as well as produce


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Fast And Furious Franchise's 7 Most Insane Stunts
In ascending order of madness...

Empire's Fast & Furious 7 Review
We run the rule on the return of Toretto, Hobbs and co

Empire Meets Alison Brie
The Get Hard star on Ken Jeong, Toto and her favourite episode of Community

17 ‘What The?’ TV Cameos From Film Directors
From Spike Jonze as a music exec to Peter Bogdanovich as… himself?

Empire Meets Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
On A Second Chance, Game Of Thrones pranks and Headhunters' poo scene

The Secrets Behind 44 Classic Cinema Sound Effects
No really, the Ringwraiths are actually plastic cups...

The 30 Greatest Superhero Movies Of All Time
Empire readers pick their top super flicks

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)