Chris Terrio will adapt the Harlan Coben thriller novel, which centers on the bizarre circumstances surrounding a pediatrician and his missing wife. The wife goes missing during a casual nightly stroll and, when the husband tries to find her, he is severely beaten. When the wife turns up dead, the husband is considered a suspect until it is determined that a recently-caught serial killer committed the crime. Years later, when more bodies show up in the same spot, the pediatrician is again considered a suspect, when he also learns his wife might still be alive after all.
Director Guillaume Canet adapted the Tell No One novel into a French production in 2008. This new project will essentially be an American remake/adaptation of the novel. Luc Besson's EuropaCorp, which distributed the French version of Tell No One, is also involved in this new deal. Warner Bros. and Universal will co-develop Tell No One, with Warner Bros. distributing the movie domestically, and Universal handling international distribution.
Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall are producing Tell No One, which doesn't have a production schedule set. Ben Affleck will next direct the Iranian hostage drama Argo, which is also scripted by Chris Terrio.