The Reckoning: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount Pictures is reckoning on Reese Witherspoon and Ted Tally. Witherspoon is in negotiations to star in and produce, through her Type A Films shingle, a feature film adaptation of the supernatural thriller The Reckoning, which Paramount optioned several months ago.
Tally will adapt the book, which hits bookstands next month.
Written by Jeff Long, "The Reckoning" revolves around a female New York Times photojournalist who follows a part-military, part-civilian team to Cambodia to recover the bones of lost soldiers. Long is a veteran climber and traveler in the Himalayas who has worked as a historian, journalist and election supervisor in Bosnia.