United Artists has signed on writer Charles Randolph to adapt Stanley N. Alpert's nonfiction work, The Birthday Party.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Alpert was a former assistant U.S. attorney who in his book, "The Birthday Party: A Memoir of Survival," describes the 25-hour kidnapping ordeal he endured in a Brooklyn apartment in 1998 the night before his 38th birthday. Randolph already has filed a draft.

No production date has been set.