According to The Hollywood Reporter, Adam Friedman has acquired Joe R. Lansdale's best-selling novel A Fine Dark Line and will produce as a feature film through his Traveling Light production banner along with Rajal Pitroda's CineVention. Friedman, who also will direct, has tapped Lansdale to write the screenplay.
Set in 1950s rural East Texas, A Fine Dark Line is the coming-of-age story of Stanley Mitchell, a young boy consumed by the contents of an old tin box that carries the secrets of a small town's past. "This book is so close to my heart. I will direct it, or it won't get made," Friedman said, likening the story to Stand by Me but with a ghost story twist.