Warner Bros and Silver Pictures are set to produce The Galton Case, one of the titles in the Ross Macdonald mystery series about private detective Lew Archer. Screenwriter Peter Landesman will adapt the book about the 1950s private eye in Southern California, with the studio hoping it might turn into a franchise.
Fans of Casablanca, mark your calendars for March 21. The classic film starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman will be returning for a special presentation in select theaters around the country.
Omnimystery News reports that Warner Bros. is going to adapt the four-issue crime comic series published as the graphic novel Lucid. The plot centers on Federal Agent Matthew Dee who battles conspiracies against the U.S. in his newly-appointed role as "Protector of the Realm."
Crimespree Magazine posted a trailer link for the upcoming film adaptation of Jo Nesbø's thriller Headhunters.
Karin Slaughter fans, take note: Entertainment One and Piller/Segan/Shepherd (partners on the Syfy series Haven) acquired the TV rights to Slaughter's Grant County series of novels featuring Georgia pediatrician and coroner Sara Linton.
As Crimespree Magazine reports, it's no surprise that FX ordered a fourth season of 13 episodes for the hit series Justified, based on the novels of Elmore Leonard.
Neal McDonough, currently playing Robert Quarles in Justified, is joining Frank Darabont in the TNT pilot LA Noir.
Fox is developing an English-language adaptation of Telemundo's La Reina del Sur (The Queen of the South). Based on the book by Arturo Perez-Reverte, the crime drama is said to be similar to Breaking Bad and deals with narcotics trafficking in Europe.
The cast for the Showtime pilot Ray Donovan keeps growing. Liev Schreiber is already on board to play Donovan, a professional "fixer" who solves problems for LA's rich and famous. Steven Bauer was also just added, joining Jon Voight, Elliott Gould and House star Peter Jacobson, among others.
Radha Mitchell is set to play the lead in the ABC drama pilot Penoza created by Twilight's Melissa Rosenberg. Mitchell will play the widow of an assassinated criminal who is forced to adopt her husband's role in a crime syndicate in order to protect her family.
Aidan Quinn has joined the cast of CBS detective pilot Elementary, the CBS network's take on a modern-day Sherlock Holmes.
Megan Ketch has signed to star in ABC's fantasy pilot Gotham, playing a New York detective who discovers a magical world that exists within New York.
Angela Bassett has been cast as Alice Vargas, the director of the CIA, in a Fox pilot about a teen spy who gets taken in by a rogue CIA agent and assassin. Julian McMahon has also come aboard, playing the teen's surrogate father and professional mentor in the spy world.
Japanese mystery author Natsuki Shizuko's book W No Higeki ("The Tragedy of W") has been adapted as a TV series in Japan.
It may not be as long-running as Agatha Christie's play The Mousetrap in London, but the play Perfect Crime has been performed continuously at the Snapple Theater Center in New York since 1987. The plot is about an accomplished Connecticut psychiatrist whose wealthy husband turns up dead. She gets caught in a game of cat and mouse with a deranged patient and the handsome but duplicitous investigator assigned to the case. As of yesterday, the play had logged 10,184 performances.