New Line Cinema has optioned Out, a 1997 novel by Natsuo Kirino that won Japan's Grand Prix Award for crime fiction, according to Variety. Hideo Nakata is attached to direct, and Joe Forte will write the thriller's script.

The drama, the first Kirino novel to be published in English, revolves around a Tokyo woman who murders her abusive husband and enlists three fellow factory workers to cut up and dispose of the body.

Nakata, best known for directing the original versions of The Ring and Dark Water.

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