Joel and Ethan Coen have teamed with Warner Bros. to adapt Ross MacDonald’s Black Money. It will be the Coens’ next project following their release of the George Clooney comedy, Hail Ceasar!, according to the report at Deadline.
Here is a synopsis for MacDonald’s 1966 crime novel, courtesy of Amazon:
When Lew Archer is hired to get the goods on the suspiciously suave Frenchman who’s run off with his client’s girlfriend, it looks like a simple case of alienated affections. Things look different when the mysterious foreigner turns out to be connected to a seven-year-old suicide and a mountain of gambling debts. Black Money is Ross Macdonald at his finest.
Joel Silver will produce the film, and there is no shooting schedule for Black Money at this point. Hail Ceasar! is scheduled to hit theaters this February, and stars Scarlett Johansson, Channing Tatum, Tilda Swinton, Jonah Hill, Ralph Fiennes, Josh Brolin, and Dolph Lundgren (of all people), alongside Clooney.