New Line Cinema has picked up the rights to distribute the film based on Nicci French's Land of the Living for a price of nearly $1 million.

Writer, James Ellroy (L.A. Confidential) is set to pen the script about a promiscuous woman who's captured and tortured by a serial killer says Variety. After surviving the ordeal, she has to figure out what happened because cops and even her friends think she has made up the story.

The novel was published two years ago but recently became popular with studios when Ellroy pitched an idea of a book other than his own. Production for Land of the Living is set for later this year.

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