'Fair Game' director to helm adaptation of non-fiction book
Chockstone Pictures has acquired the film rights to Monte Reel’s non-fiction book “The Last of the Tribe: The Epic Quest to Save a Lone Man in the Amazon.”Doug Liman (“The Bourne Identity”) is attached to direct. Reel, the South American correspondent for the Washington Post, chronicles the search for the last surviving member of an Amazon tribe from the perspective of the government agents charged with both verifying his existence and preserving his way of life. The tome, published by Scribner, hit shelves last month. Ed Saxon is producing alongside Liman, Dave Bartis, Steve Schwartz and Paula Mae Schwartz. Mark Bailey is adapting the screenplay and will serve as exec producer on the pic. Chockstone, which was founded in 2004 by the husband-and-wife Schwartzes, has put its coin behind several high-end literary properties. The company brought Cormac McCarthy’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “The Road” to the bigscreen last year. Chockstone also provided seed money for the Terrence Malick-helmed “Tree of Life,” starring Brad Pitt. Monte Reel is repped by Gersh for film and Larry Weissman for publishing. Mark Bailey is handled by Gersh. Liman, who directed the upcoming Naomi Watts-Sean Penn starrer “Fair Game,” is repped by CAA.