Paramount Studios chair Sherry Lansing has bought Erica Holzer’s novel, “Eye for an Eye,” a thriller about a woman advertising executive who joins a vigilante group to avenge the murder of her daughter.
The book reportedly sold for just under $ 500,000.
Lansing read the novel and, with Paramount prexy John Goldwyn, finalized the deal late Monday.
Stuart Miller of Agency for the Performing Arts packaged the deal for Paramount.
Michael Levy of indie Gruskoff-Levy (“Article 99,””Prelude to a Kiss”) is set to produce.
“It’s certainly not ‘Death Wish,’ but it’s about a woman whose daughter is murdered while she is talking to her on the phone,” Levy said.
The thugs are soon released through a legal technicality.
“She becomes bent on revenge and joins this vigilante group called Victims Anonymous,” Levy said.
The book was published in April 1992 by Tor Books.
Leigh Chapman, who recently wrote “Walker, Texas Ranger” for CBS, has been hired to write the screen adaptation.