Back in 2010, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo director Niels Arden Oplev had reportedly signed on to direct Tobey Maguire in Good People, an adaptation of Marcus Sakey‘s thriller novel.
However, now comes word that Danish director Henrik Genz (Terribly Happy) will direct the film based on an adaptation of the book by Kelly Masterson (Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead) with James Franco as the front-runner to star.
The project was mistaken in an earlier report on Wednesday by The Wrap for an adaptation of the Broadway play ‘Good People’, by David Lindsay-Abaire.
Based on Marcus Sakey’s third book, this Good People follows a Chicago couple that comes across $400,000 and do whatever they can to try and keep it.
Tobey Maguire will serve as producer along with Ben Forkner, Matthew Plouffe, Thomas Gammeltoft, Mark Gill, and Ed Cathell. No word if Maguire’s set to co-star. There’s also no word on a female lead yet, or when the film will begin shooting.
Franco can next be seen in Oz: The Great and Powerful, before he plays himself in Seth Rogen’s comedy The End of the World.
Check out the description of the book on Sakey’s official site:
A family, and the security to enjoy it: that’s all Tom and Anna Reed ever wanted. But years of infertility treatments, including four failed attempts at in vitro fertilization, have left them with neither. The emotional and financial costs are straining their marriage and endangering their dreams.
Then one night everything changes. Offered a chance at a future they’d almost lost hope in, they seize it. One simple choice. A fairy tale ending.
But Tom and Anna soon realize that fairy tales never come cheap. Because their decision puts them square in the path of ruthless men. Men who’ve been double-crossed, and who won’t stop until they get revenge.
No matter where they find it.