Shia LaBeouf attached to adaptation of Joe Hill’s best-selling novel ‘Horns,’

Shia LaBeouf has signed on to the big-screen adaptation of Joe Hill’s best-selling novel ‘Horns.’ Variety reports that Hill, the son of Stephen King, will serve as executive producer on ‘Horns.’ Hill optioned the rights to Mandalay Pictures in October 2009 before the book was published.

The book, which is described as a love story driven by horror and vengeance is being adapted by Keith Bunin (‘In Treatment’). LaBeouf will be closely involved in the project’s development.

The actor will play Ig Perrish, a 26-year-old who drinks heavily on the first anniversary of his girlfriend’s murder and awakens to find horns sprouting from his head. As his horns grow bigger, Ig sets out to investigate the unsolved murder of his girlfriend and the case’s connection to his cursed fate.

Hill’s first novel, ‘Heart-Shaped Box,’ about an aging rock star who ends up being haunted by the ghost of his ex-girlfriend’s stepfather, is being developed by Joel Silver and Akiva Goldsman with Jeffrey Dean Morgan set to star. His first graphic novel, ‘Locke & Key’ is set for a TV series adaptation and is being produced by Steven Spielberg, Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, and Josh Friedman.