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June 11, 2012

Nick Wechsler Acquires Michael Korytas Forthcoming Novel ‘The Prophet’ for Feature Film Adaptation

Producer Nick Wechsler has acquired The Prophet, the upcoming Michael Koryta novel that will be published in August by Little, Brown & Company. Wechsler has already attached screenwriter Reid Carolin to adapt it.   Carolin and Channing Tatum are partners in Iron Horse Entertainment.  

The Prophet is a tale of two distant brothers in a small Ohio town whose torment over the murder of their sister in their teens is compounded when another teenaged girl is killed. One of the brothers is determined to avenge that killing, even if it means committing murder himself. “We’ve been fans of Michael’s masterful writing for some time, and know that this powerful new novel is perfect for the screen,” Wechsler said. “We were drawn to its themes of family, faith and fear, all set against the backdrop of a gripping serial killer mystery. This story is a perfect mix of thrills, strong characters, and unbreakable bonds.”

Koryta is currently adapting his novel So Cold The River for New Regency, and Chris Columbus acquired Koryta’s novel Cypress House, with Columbus writing the script and directing. Angela Cheng Caplan of Cheng Caplan Company made the deal for David Hale Smith and Richard Pine of InkWell Management. Lawrence Rose is the lawyer.

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