Sam Raimi to helm Dennis Lehane’s Given Day


The Given Day by Dennis Lehane book coverSam Raimi is set to helm an adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s upcoming novel, The Given Day for Columbia Pictures. Columbia is the same studio Raimi worked with for three very successful Spider-Man films, with a fourth one in development. This is according to a report at Variety.

Apparently, Raimi is also working on a revival of the Jack Ryan franchise at Paramount.

Other popular adaptations of the author’s work include the Clint Eastwood-directed Mystic River, Ben Affleck’s directorial debut Gone Baby Gone, and the upcoming Martin Scorsese thriller Shutter Island, with Leonardo DiCaprio in the starring role.

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