Steve Kloves to Write and Direct “Defending Jacob”

May 15, 2012

Posted by: Catherine


Steve Kloves, who wrote seven of the eight Harry Potter films, has been asked by Warner Bros. to write and direct a new thriller: Defending Jacob. Defending Jacob is an adaption of William Landry’s novel, a New York Times Best Seller. Variety reports:

Set in a wealthy Boston suburb, novel follows a district attorney who
must leave his day job to defend his son from a murder charge while
uncertain of his son’s innocence.

The film is still in the very early stages of production, so there is no set release date just yet.

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