Miramax Films has picked up the rights to the true-life book, The Lost Painting.

The book from Jonathan Harr will be written by Christopher Monger. Variety says the film chronicles a quest to locate The Taking of the Christ, a lost masterpiece by mercurial 16th century Italian painter Caravaggio. A couple of clues led to the discovery of the dust- and grime-covered canvas in a house owned by Jesuit priests in Ireland.

There's no production schedule for The Lost Painting.