L.A.-based indie Bold Films has attached Phillip Noyce to direct the crime thriller Above Suspicion, based on the book of the same name by New York Times columnist Joe Sharkey, according to Variety.

Chris Gerolmo (Mississippi Burning) will write the screenplay, which will track FBI agent Mark Putnam, convicted for murder after an affair with an informer that threatened to destroy his career and marriage.

"While providing the opportunity for compelling and richly drawn characters, the psychological twists and turns of 'Above Suspicion' have the power to keep an audience on the edge of their seats," Noyce said in a statement.

Production is tentatively scheduled for fall 2009.