Warner Bros. and Universal Pictures are teaming up for an American adaptation of Tell No One, with Ben Affleck attached to direct.

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.