New Regency has optioned Alan Glynn's Wall Street murder thriller Graveland for film, with Brian Koppelman (Runner Runner, Ocean's Thirteen, Runaway Jury) to pen the adapted screenplay, and David Levien on board to direct. (Hat tip to Omnimystery News.)
Cate Blanchett has chosen an adaptation of Herman Koch's psychological thriller novel The Dinner for her directorial debut. The story centers on two couples at fancy restaurant and the problems that ensue when they try to talk about their teenage sons who are under investigation for a horrific act they committed.
Model-actress Emily Ratajkowski is nearing a deal to play Ben Affleck's mistress in David Fincher's adaptation of the novel Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.
Kelsey Grammer is in final talks to replace Nicolas Cage in The Expendables 3, playing an ex-mercenary named Bonaparte who helps Sylvester Stallone’s team complete their mission
Teresa Palmer and Luke Hemsworth will round out the ensemble cast of the Aussie crime thriller Kill Me Three Times, to be directed by Kriv Stenders (Red Dog). Already on board are actors Simon Pegg, Sullivan Stapleton, Alice Braga, Bryan Brown, and Callan Mulvey, in the story that centers on a singer in a surfer town who is the link between three tales of murder, blackmail, and revenge.
Magician, documentarian, and writer Penn Jillette is hoping to crowd-fund a psycho-comic-thriller. He's teamed up with director Adam Rifkin, creator of the dark Showtime mockumentary Reality Show, for a project titled Director’s Cut, which is a movie-in-a-movie about obsessive stalking.
NBC put in a development order for an untitled drama based on the novel Never Look Away by Linwood Barclay, with screenwriter Matt Venne (A&E's Bag Of Bones) on board to adapt the story for the small screen.
TNT gave the go ahead to the crime drama Murder in the First from Steven Bochco. The project is set in San Francisco and follows a single case across an entire season, centered on Terry English (Taye Diggs) and Hildy Mulligan (Kathleene Robertson) as they investigate the murder of an apparent drug addict.
Meanwhile, TNT canceled King & Maxwell, its freshman private eye series starring Jon Tenney and Rebecca Romijn, after just one season.
BBC America canceled its period police drama Copper after its second season. The series, which marked the network's first foray into original scripted drama, started out strong in the ratings, but has dropped viewership since. However, co-creator/executive producers Tom Fontana, Barry Levinson and Tom Kelly are considering a movie version.
Marvel is adapting Agent Carter for a potetial TV series. Agent Carter takes place a year after the events of Captain America: The First Avenger and follows Steve Rogers' (Chris Evans) girlfriend Agent Carter (Hayley Atwell) as she builds her career as a secret agent while the hero is frozen in ice.
Hulu has inked a deal with BBC Worldwide North America to bring some of the Beeb's iconic TV shows to the service, including Doctor Who, Torchwood, Sherlock and Luther.
This week's Crime and Science podcast via Suspense radio featured Jan Burke and Leslie Klinger talking about the "Science of Sherlock Holmes": what influenced Holmes's scientific and investigative methods? And what influence has Holmes had on forensic science and criminal investigation?
Bestselling author Louise Penny was interviewed on CBC News about her "unexpected career" in crime fiction and her hero, Armand Gamache.
James Patterson joined CBS This Morning to talk about his latest co-authored novel Treasure Hunters and his $1 million fund to help independent bookstores.
The Tartan Noir panel at the 2013 Melbourne Writers Festival is available for viewing at ABC TV Big Ideas. The session features Scottish crime writers Doug Johnstone and Liam Mcilvanney talking about what "tartan noir" means and the history of Scottish crime writing.
Laurence Fox and Jack Huston are set to star in Strangers on a Train, the new stage adaptation by Craig Warner of Patricia Highsmith's novel of the same name. Performances will begin at the West End's Gielgud Theatre Nov. 2.
Omnimystery News reports that mystery novelist Peter James's 2010 novella The Perfect Murder has been adapted for the theater in a production starring Les Dennis as Victor Smiley. The plot follows Smiley and his long-term wife who are bored with each other, leading to affairs and thoughts of murder. A Perfect Murder will open on tour in the the UK at the Dartford Orchard Theater on Saturday, January 11th.
A new trailer was released by Her Interactive for the 29th Nancy Drew mystery game, The Silent Spy for both PC and Mac platforms, expected to begin shipping in mid-October 2013.