Ron Howard to Direct The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 04.23.2014
Howard lines up his next project…
Deadline reports that Ron Howard is in line to direct a big screen version of The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair, based on the novel by Joel Dicker. The book was published in France in 2013 and will be released in the US in May.
Below is an official synopsis for the book:
August 30, 1975: the day fifteen-year-old Nola Kellergan is glimpsed fleeing through the woods, never to be heard from again; the day Somerset, New Hampshire, lost its innocence.
Thirty-three years later, Marcus Goldman, a successful young novelist, visits Somerset to see his mentor, Harry Quebert, one of the country's most respected writers, and to find a cure for his writer's block as his publisher's deadline looms. But Marcus's plans are violently upended when Harry is suddenly and sensationally implicated in the cold-case murder of Nola Kellergan—whom, he admits, he had an affair with. As the national media convicts Harry, Marcus launches his own investigation, following a trail of clues through his mentor's books, the backwoods and isolated beaches of New Hampshire, and the hidden history of Somerset's citizens and the man they hold most dear. To save Harry, his own writing career, and eventually even himself, Marcus must answer three questions, all of which are mysteriously connected: Who killed Nola Kellergan? What happened one misty morning in Somerset in the summer of 1975? And how do you write a book to save someone's life?
Howard is set to produce the film through his Imagine Entertainment company alongside Brian Grazer. Eugenie Grandval and Claire Lundberg will produce the film with Alexandre Dauman and Erica Huggins set as executive producers. Racheline Benveniste and Jesse Ehrman are overseeing the film for Warner Bros.