Finally, a Big Screen Adaptation of John Grisham's "The Testament" 


Apparently, John Grisham waited for 10 years before saying yes to the big screen adaptation of his 1999 novel "The Testament."

Hunt Lowry, producer of the film "A Time to Kill," Grisham's first novel, is working with Mark Johnson and 821 Entertainment Group to option the book.

"The Testament" tells the tale of a billionaire who leaves his money to an illegitimate daughter. A down-and-out lawyer helps her fight the billionaire's money-hungry relatives.

Grisham will be able to give creative input, so this adaptation will be true to the author's vision. He was put-off by Hollywood before, that's why he created his self-imposed movie moratorium.

But all that is over. Grisham is ready to embrace Hollywood again.

Some of the author's works being turned into movies are:

"The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town" -- I love this book! I read this in one sitting! And it's a nonfiction account! But the film is on hold right now pending a lawsuit filed by one of the subjects in the book. I'm really looking forward to a film version of this book

"Playing for PIzza" -- currently, director Adam Shankman ("Hairspray," Bedtime Stories") is attached.

"The Associate" -- Shia LaBeouf is attached to star for Parmount Pictures.

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