Scott Free Prods. has tapped Josh Lucas (POSEIDON) to headline TELL-TALE, a contemporary spin on Edgar Allan Poe's THE TELL-TALE HEART, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. Michael Cuesta will direct the psychological thriller.
The loosely inspired adaptation will find Lucas as a single father, who, after having a heart transplant, is compelled to find the killer of the donor before he is murdered himself.
Scott Free's Ridley Scott, Tony Scott and Michael Costigan, and Social Capital Films' Martin Shore and Christopher Tuffin are the producers. Gordon Steel, John Baca, Dave Callaham, Matthew Chausse, Malcolm Reeve and Michael Ellenberg are all exec producing.
Hyde Park, which is handling worldwide sales, has already inked deals for South Korea, Eastern Europe, Benelux, Portugal, Greece, Singapore, South Africa, Turkey, Middle East, Malaysia, Brazil, Mexico and Latin America.