Originally Published: March 7, 2005
Variety reports that Warner Bros. Pictures will produce the film version of Blood Father, a drama based on the novel by Peter Craig. Anonymous Content is attached to produce and Andrea Berloff will adapt the screenplay.
The novel begins three years after 17 year old Lydia Carson ran away from her privileged home in West Los Angeles, and gotten involved with an older man who supplements his income with shady, mysterious activities. One afternoon Lydia finds herself guarding the back door of a house in Topanga Canyon during a shakedown. As murderous violence erupts, Lydia herself becomes a target. She escapes down a creek and through the hillsides to the shore — alone, destitute, and frightened. Her last option is John Link, her blood father, who has just come off a long prison sentence for violent crimes of his own.
Link jumps at the chance to rescue his daughter, but after several days he realizes that her situation is far more dangerous and complicated than he thought. Link is forced to return to his former wild lifestyle in order to protect his daughter, revisiting dangerous former allies and hideouts. In the process, a father and daughter begin to find each other – and the danger that might consume them.
Berloff is also writing Harry and Caresse, a drama based on the lives of Harry and Caresse Crosby, Parisian artists who drank, drugged and screwed their way through the 1920s.
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