Warner Bros. has reportedly scored the rights to Joel Dicker’s hit novel ‘The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair,’ with Ron Howard attached to direct. The book, set to arrive on bookshelves next month , is officially described as follows:
“August 30, 1975: the day fifteen-year-old Nola Kellergan is glimpsed fleeing through the woods, never to be heard from again; the day Somerset, New Hampshire, lost its innocence.
Thirty-three years later, Marcus Goldman, a successful young novelist, visits Somerset to see his mentor, Harry Quebert, one of the country’s most respected writers, and to find a cure for his writer’s block as his publisher’s deadline looms. But Marcus’s plans are violently upended when Harry is suddenly and sensationally implicated in the cold-case murder of Nola Kellergan—whom, he admits, he had an affair with. As the national media convicts Harry, Marcus launches his own investigation, following a trail of clues through his mentor’s books, the backwoods and isolated beaches of New Hampshire, and the hidden history of Somerset’s citizens and the man they hold most dear. To save Harry, his own writing career, and eventually even himself, Marcus must answer three questions, all of which are mysteriously connected: Who killed Nola Kellergan? What happened one misty morning in Somerset in the summer of 1975? And how do you write a book to save someone’s life?”
Eugenie Grandval and Claire Lundberg will serve as producers on the thriller, alongside Howard and his Imagine Entertainment partner Brian Grazer. Imagine’s Erica Huggins and Alexandre Dauman are executive producing, with Jesse Ehrman and Racheline Benveniste overseeing for Warner Bros.