LaBute Adapting "Burnt Orange Heresy" for Screen | Playbill

News LaBute Adapting "Burnt Orange Heresy" for Screen
Tony nominated playwright Neil LaBute will pen the screen adaptation of Charles Willeford's 1971 neo-noir crime novel "Burnt Orange Heresy."
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According to Variety, LaBute (Reasons to Be Pretty, Fat Pig) will also direct the film that traces a conniving Miami art critic who takes a job for an art collector. William Horberg ("The Kite Runner") is producing the film following his collaboration with LaBute on "Death at a Funeral."

LaBute's plays include Reasons to Be Pretty, New Testament, Helter Skelter, Second of Pleasure, The Mercy Seat, The Distance From Here, In a Dark Dark House, Autobahn, bash: latter-day plays, The Shape of Things, and the films "In the Company of Men," "Your Friends and Neighbors," "Nurse Betty," "Possession" and "Wicker Man."

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