According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ryan Murphy is in negotiations to rewrite and direct Need for Escape Artists and Paramount Pictures.

Need is based on Lawrence David's novel that centers on a psychiatrist who discovers that her new patient, a maniacally depressed woman, is having an affair with her husband.

The project is a long-gestating one, and Murphy is being looked at as a reboot. Chloe King and Jon Bokenkamp were previous adapters of the book, and at one point Marcus Nispel was attached to direct. Diane Lane, who was going to star, no longer is attached.