Fields takes Par ‘Detour’

'Interrogator' scribe will adapt drug thriller

Paramount Pictures has tapped screenwriter Joel Fields to adapt James Siegel’s thriller “Detour,” which Lorenzo di Bonaventura is producing.

Story’s centered on an American couple traveling to Colombia to adopt an infant. When they are kidnapped by guerrillas after their baby is switched, the husband’s pressed into duty as a drug mule.

Fields wrote “The Interrogator” for Fox 2000 and is writing episodes for TV skein “Over There,” exec produced by Steven Bochco and Chris Gerolmo.

Par bought screen rights to “Detour” a year ago and set it up with di Bonaventura, who’s also producing the screen version of Siegel’s novel “Derailed” for Miramax. “Derailed” was the first novel for Siegel, who was chief of ad agency BBDO when he began writing thrillers.

Paramount exec VP Brian Witten and Ed Goemans are overseeing “Detour” for the studio.

Di Bonaventura recently wrapped the Mark Wahlberg starrer “Four Brothers” for Paramount. He’s a producer on Par and DreamWorks’ “Transformers” and Universal’s “Doom.”

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