12 February 2013 3:39 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Director Daniel Espinosa (Safe House) is reportedly developing the John Grisham adaptation The Racketeer as a directing vehicle at Fox 2000 and New Regency.  The judicial murder mystery novel, which released in October of 2012, centers on an attorney in federal prison who uses his singular knowledge about the murder of a federal judge in order to help solve the case and regain his freedom.  The producers are currently searching for a writer to adapt the project.  Hit the jump for more on The Racketeer. Heat Vision originally reported on Espinosa's attachment to the adaptation.  Here's the book description for The Racketeer (via Amazon): Given the importance of what they do, and the controversies that often surround them, and the violent people they sometimes confront, it is remarkable that in the history of this country only four active federal judges have been murdered. Judge Raymond Fawcett has just become number five. »

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