Neil LaBute has signed on to write and direct an adaptation of The Burnt Orange Heresy, based on Charles Willeford's crime novel set in the world of modern art.

According to Variety, the project re-teams LaBute with producer William Horberg after the duo worked on the remake of Death at a Funeral.

Willeford's novel, set in Palm Beach, centers on a corrupt art critic's attempts to finagle an interview with a legendary but reclusive French painter.

No production date has been set.

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