The film is set in Stalin-era Soviet Union and follows a disgraced lawyer, who is dispatched to begin an investigation surrounding a string of child murders. The project is an adaptation of a best selling novel written by author Tom Rob Smith.
Daniel Espinosa is directing from a script provided by Richard Price. Ridley Scott is producing alongside Michael Schaefer and Greg Shapiro.
Philip Seymour Hoffman was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in The Master and will next be seen in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. No production schedule has been released.