Warner Bros. has set Alex Holmes to rewrite and direct “The Interpretation of Murder,” an adaptation of the Jed Rubenfeld novel.
Paula Weinstein is producing.
Story follows a Sigmund Freud protege who discovers a trail of sadistic murders in turn-of-the-century New York.
Chris Kyle wrote the first draft of the screenplay. The novel was published in 2007 by Picador.
Deal marks the first studio project for Holmes, who co-wroe, helmed and was exec producer of “House of Saddam,” a dissection of the ruthless reign of Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. The mini aired on HBO in the U.S.
Holmes is repped by ICM.