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Neil Labute will write and direct an adaptation of "The Burnt Orange Heresy," Charles Willeford's crime novel set in the world of modern art, with William Horberg ("The Kite Runner") producing.According to Variety, the project re-teams Labute with Horberg after the duo worked on the remake of "Death at a Funeral."Willeford's novel, set in Palm Beach, centers on a corrupt art critic's attempts to arrange an interview with a legendary but reclusive French painter.Horberg noted that he was an associate producer on "Miami Blues," another Willeford adaptation, bringing the project to Jonathon Demme and George Armitage at the start of his career. He was an executive producer on "Milk" and is currently executive producing "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark" »

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