Jessica Biel will headline United Artist's crime thriller Die a Little, according to Variety.

Based on Megan Abbott's novel, Die a Little explores how the lives of a schoolteacher and her LAPD detective brother are turned upside down by a mysterious woman.

The novel is set in 1954 in the Los Angeles area, but the film will be set in the present day. Marcia and Geoffrey Blake are writing the script and originally pitched the book-based project.

Richard Gladstein will produce along with Biel and her producing partner Michelle Purple for Iron Ocean.