Justice Deferred: According to The Hollywood Reporter, scribe Michael Bacall has been tapped to adapt Justice Deferred for Warner Bros. Pictures and Tobey Maguire's Maguire Entertainment.

The studio confirmed that Bacall has been hired to adapt the Len Williams-penned novel, acquired by Warners for Maguire Entertainment in May. It centers on the story of Billy Ray Billings, who has been wrongly convicted under Alabama's three-strikes law, which gives him no chance at parole. He schools himself on the law and then escapes, changes his name and becomes a lawyer.